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              Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide
                

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

              By Bowell, Tracy; Kemp, Gary

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              Tracy Bowell is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

              ISBN 9780415820929
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              Released NZ 4 Sep 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              12 Modern Philosophers
               

              12 Modern Philosophers (Hardback)

              By Belshaw, Christopher; Kemp, Gary

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              Explores the works, origins and influences of twelve of the important late 20th Century philosophers working in the analytic tradition. This work draws on essays from well-known scholars, including Thomas Baldwin, Catherine Wilson, Adrian Moore and Lori Gruen. It locates the auth...ors and their oeuvre within the context of the discipline as a whole.
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              ISBN 9781405152617
              Released NZ 16 Jan 2009
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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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
              Interest Age 19+ years
              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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              Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide
               

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

              By Bowell, Tracy; Cowan, Robert; 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
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              Quine: A Guide for the Perplexed
                

              Quine: A Guide for the Perplexed (Hardback)

              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 9780826484864
              Released NZ 24 May 2006
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Guides for the Perplexed
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