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    DescriptionIn this updated version of William Hughes' now classic text on critical thinking, Jonathan Lavery and Katheryn Doran preserve and improve upon the structure and strengths of the original volume with new material and examples geared more toward an American readership. William Hughes' "Critical Thinking", recently revised and updated by Jonathan Lavery and Katheryn Doran, is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. Hughes, Lavery, and Doran give a thorough treatment of such traditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies, the importance of inference, how to recognize and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. The authors also cover less traditional topics such as special concerns to keep in mind when reasoning about ethical matters, and how the nature of a language can affect the structure of an argument. In addition to covering basic concepts for analyzing and assessing arguments, the text also has two chapters that are designed to help students write argumentative essays. Last but not least, "Critical Thinking" includes a selection of logical paradoxes and puzzles that are as entertaining as they are enlightening. This title features extensive revisions and improvements of examples; many examples chosen because of their American perspective; self-tests for each chapter (with answers in an appendix); discussion questions for each chapter; appendix of Paradoxes and Puzzles; and, web-based resources for instructors, including additional questions that can function as a test bank.


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    Title
    Critical Thinking
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to the Basic Skills
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Hughes, By (author) Jonathan Lavery, By (author) Katheryn Doran
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 390
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781551111636
    ISBN 10: 1551111632
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    BIC subject category V2: HPL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
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    DC21: 160
    Abridged Dewey: 160
    DC22: 160
    BISAC V2.8: PHI011000
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    LC classification: BC177 .H82 2010
    Thema V1.0: QDTL
    Edition
    6, Revised
    Edition statement
    6th Revised edition
    Publisher
    Broadview Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Broadview Press Ltd
    Publication date
    15 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Peterborough
    Author Information
    The late William Hughes was Professor and Chair in the Philosophy Department at the University of Guelph. Jonathan Lavery is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Contemporary Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford. Katheryn Doran is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.
    Back cover copy
    William Hughes's Critical Thinking, recently revised and updated by Jonathan Lavery and Katheryn Doran, is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. Hughes, Lavery, and Doran give a thorough treatment of such traditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies, the importance of inference, how to recognize and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. The authors also cover less traditional topics such as special concerns to keep in mind when reasoning about ethical matters, and how the nature of a language can affect the structure of an argument. In addition to covering basic concepts for analyzing and assessing arguments, the text also has two chapters that are designed to help students write argumentative essays. Last but not least, Critical Thinking includes a selection of logical paradoxes and puzzles that are as entertaining as they are enlightening.For the sixth edition particular attention has been paid to the needs of American students and instructors.