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Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide

Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide (Paperback, 5th New edition)

By Bowell, Tracy
By Cowan, Robert
By Kemp, Gary

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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 whatever the subject-matter or context. 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 validity and induction. This fifth edition has been revised and extensively updated throughout, including a significantly expanded range of `complete examples', the introduction of Venn diagrams, and the discussion of fake news and related phenomena arising in the contemporary scene. 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. Visit www.routledge.com/cw/bowell.
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ISBN 9780815371434
Released NZ 22 Sep 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Paperback, 5th New edition
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ISBN-13 9780815371434
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint CRC Press Inc
Released 22 Sep 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, 5th New edition
Edition 5th New edition
Author(s) By Bowell, Tracy
By Cowan, Robert
By Kemp, Gary
Category Philosophy
Number of Pages 338
Dimensions Width: 174mm
Height: 246mm
Dewey Code 160
Weight 630g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Critical thinking, Critical thinking - Study and teaching, Language and logic, Reasoning
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education