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Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide

Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide (Hardback, 4th New edition)

By Bowell, Tracy
By Kemp, Gary

We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us - to influence our beliefs and actions - by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identifica...tion, analysis and assessment of arguments. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Key topics discussed include: core concepts in argumentation how language can serve to obscure or conceal the real content of arguments; how to distinguish argumentation from rhetoric how to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as 'truth', 'knowledge' and 'opinion' how to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument how to distinguish good reasoning from bad in terms of deductive validly and induction. This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with a new introduction for each chapter and up-to-date topical examples. Particular revisions include: practical reasoning; understanding quantitative data, statistics, and the rhetoric used about them; scientific reasoning; the connection to formal logic and the logic of probability; conditionals; ambiguity; vagueness; slippery slope arguments; and arguments by analogy. The dynamic Routledge Critical Thinking companion website provides thoroughly updated resources for both instructors and students including new examples and case studies, flashcards, sample questions, practice questions and answers, student activities and a testbank of questions for use in the classroom.
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ISBN 9780415820912
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780815371427
Released NZ 5 Nov 2014
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, 4th New edition
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ISBN-13 9780415820912
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 5 Nov 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 4th New edition
Edition 4th New edition
Author(s) By Bowell, Tracy
By Kemp, Gary
Category Philosophy
Cognitive Psychology: Intelligence
Number of Pages 318
Dimensions Width: 174mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 153.42
Weight 726g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Critical thinking, Reasoning, Critical thinking - Study and teaching, Language and logic
NBS Text Psychology: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education