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              Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide
               

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

              By Bowell, Tracy; 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. 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              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780815371427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
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              Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide

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

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

              • RRP: $259.00
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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 9780815371427
              Released NZ 12 Sep 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?

              What is this thing called Philosophy of Language? (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

              By Kemp, Gary

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              Philosophy of language explores some of the most abstract yet most fundamental questions in philosophy. The ideas of some of the subject's great founding figures, such as Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, as well as of more recent figures such as Saul Kripk...e and Hilary Putnam, are central to a great many philosophical debates to this day.a In this clear and carefully structured introduction to the subject Gary Kemp explains the following key topics: The basic nature of philosophy of language, its concepts, and its historical development Frege's theory of sense and reference; Russell's theory of definite descriptionsa Wittgenstein's Tractatus, Ayer, and the Logical Positivists Recent perspectives including Kripke, Kaplan and Putnam; arguments concerning necessity, indexicals, rigid designation and natural kinds The pragmatics of language, including speech-acts, presupposition and conversational implicature Davidson's theory of language, the `principle of charity', and the indeterminacy of interpretation Puzzles surrounding the propositional attitudes (sentences which ascribe beliefs to people) Quine's naturalism and its consequences for philosophy of language. The challenges presented by the later Wittgenstein Contemporary directions, including contextualism, fictional objects and the phenomenon of slurs. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include new key topics and updated material. Chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary make this an indispensable introduction to those teaching philosophy of language and will be particularly useful for students coming to the subject for the first time.
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              ISBN 9781138225817
              Released NZ 12 Dec 2017
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              I Know This Much: From Soho to Spandau
                

              I Know This Much: From Soho to Spandau (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

              By Kemp, Gary

              I Know This Much - by Gary Kemp, Spandau Ballet's prime mover - is simply the freshest, most exciting and best-written memoir to arrive for years.

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              Released NZ 3 Sep 2009
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              Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in

              Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in (Paperback)

              Edited by Kemp, Gary; Mras, Gabriele M.

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              Pictorial representation is one of the core questions in aesthetics and philosophy of art. What is a picture? How do pictures represent things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential thesis that the core of pictorial representation is not rese...mblance but 'seeing-in', in particular as found in the work of Richard Wollheim. We can see a passing cloud as a rabbit, but we also see a rabbit in the clouds. 'Seeing-in' is an imaginative act of the kind employed by Leonardo's pupils when he told them to see what they could - for example, battle scenes - in a wall of cracked plaster. This collection examines the idea of 'seeing-in' as it appears primarily in the work of Wollheim but also its origins in the work of Wittgenstein. An international roster of contributors examine topics such as the contrast between seeing-in and seeing-as; whether or in what sense Wollheim can be thought of as borrowing from Wittgenstein; the idea that all perception is conceptual or propositional; the metaphor of figure and ground and its relation to the notion of 'two-foldedness'; the importance in art of emotion and the imagination. Wollheim, Wittgenstein and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in is essential reading for students and scholars of aesthetics and philosophy of art, and also of interest to those in related subjects such as philosophy of mind and art theory.
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              ISBN 9780367876470
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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              Quine and His Place in History
                

              Quine and His Place in History (Hardback, 1st ed. 2015)

              Edited by Kemp, Gary; Janssen-Lauret, Frederique

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              Containing three previously unpublished papers by W.V. Quine as well as historical, exegetical, and critical papers by several leading Quine scholars including Hylton, Ebbs, and Ben-Menahem, this volume aims to remedy the comparative lack of historical investigation of Quine and ...his philosophical context.
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              ISBN 9781137472502
              Released NZ 16 Nov 2015
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series History of Analytic Philosophy
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              12 Modern Philosophers
               

              12 Modern Philosophers (Paperback)

              By Belshaw, Christopher; Kemp, Gary

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              Explores the ideas of twelve of the most influential contemporary thinkers tackling the fundamental concerns of philosophy. This title examines each major figure from Quine, Rawls, Parfit, and Rorty to Singer, Fodor, and Nagel by a specialist in the field offering an overview of ...their key ideas, works, and influences.
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              ISBN 9781405152624
              Released NZ 9 Jan 2009
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in

              Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in (Hardback)

              Edited by Kemp, Gary; Mras, Gabriele M.

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Pictorial representation is one of the core questions in aesthetics and philosophy of art. What is a picture? How do pictures represent and resemble things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential argument that pictorial representation is about... 'seeing-in', in particular as found in the work of Richard Wollheim. We can see a passing cloud as a rabbit, but we also see a rabbit in the clouds. 'Seeing-in' is also an important imaginative act of the kind employed by Leonardo s pupils when he told them to see what they could for example, battle scenes in a wall of cracked plaster. This collection examines the idea of 'seeing-in' as it appears primarily in the work of Wollheim but also its origins in the work of Wittgenstein. An international roster of contributors examine topics such as the contrast between seeing-in and seeing-as; the idea that all perception is conceptual or propositional; the metaphor of figure and ground, central to the notion of 'two-foldedness'; and the relation between art and emotion. Wollheim, Wittgenstein and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in also includes a foreword by Bruno Wollheim and a substantial introduction by the editors. It will be essential reading for students and scholars of aesthetics and philosophy of art as well as related subjects such as philosophy of mind and art theory.
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              ISBN 9781138123465
              Released NZ 6 Jun 2016
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              Quine: A Guide for the Perplexed
                

              Quine: A Guide for the Perplexed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kemp, Gary

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              Willard Van Orman Quine is one of the most influential analytic philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century. This work offers an analysis of his writings and ideas in those areas of philosophy to which he contributed. It sets his work in its intellectual context, ill...uminating his connections to Russell, Carnap and logical positivism.
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              ISBN 9780826484871
              Released NZ 24 May 2006
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Series Guides for the Perplexed
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              What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?
               

              What is this thing called Philosophy of Language? (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Kemp, Gary

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              Philosophy of language explores some of the most abstract yet most fundamental questions in philosophy. The ideas of some of the subject's great founding figures, such as Gottlob Frege, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, as well as of more recent figures such as Saul Kripk...e and Hilary Putnam, are central to a great many philosophical debates to this day.a In this clear and carefully structured introduction to the subject Gary Kemp explains the following key topics: the basic nature of philosophy of language, its concepts, and its historical development Frege's theory of sense and reference; Russell's theory of definite descriptionsa Wittgenstein's Tractatus, Ayer, and the Logical Positivists recent perspectives including Kripke, Kaplan and Putnam; arguments concerning necessity, indexicals, rigid designation and natural kinds The pragmatics of language, including speech-acts, presupposition and conversational implicature Davidson's theory of language, the `principle of charity', and the indeterminacy of interpretation puzzles surrounding the propositional attitudes (sentences which ascribe beliefs to people) Quine's naturalism and its consequences for philosophy of language. The challenges presented by the later Wittgenstein Contemporary directions, including contextualism, fictional objects and the phenomenon of slurs This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include new key topics and updated material. Chapter summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary make this an indispensable introduction to those teaching philosophy of language and will be particularly useful for students coming to the subject for the first time.
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              ISBN 9781138225824
              Released NZ 19 Dec 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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