Becoming a Critical Thinker

Becoming a Critical Thinker : A User Friendly Manual

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For courses in Critical Thinking, Informal Logic, Rhetoric, Argumentation, and English courses which cover the Argumentative Essay. This text trains students to distinguish high-quality, well-supported arguments from arguments with little or no evidence to support them. It develops the skills required to effectively evaluate the many claims facing them as citizens, learners, consumers, and human beings, and also to be effective advocates for their beliefs.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 179.1 x 234.7 x 19.1mm | 557.93g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130289221
  • 9780130289223

Table of contents

1. Foundations of Arguments: What is a Critical Thinker and When Do You Need to Be One? 2. Values and Ethics: What Price Ethics and Can You afford Not to Pay? 3. Reality Assumptions: It's Eleven O'Clock: Do You Know Where Your Assumptions Are? 4. Inductive Arguments: Statistical and Causal Generalizations: Prove It to Me: What Are the Statistics? 5. Inductive Generalizations: Controlled Studies and Analogies: Who Said So? And Who Are They Anyway? 6. Reasoning Errors: I Know What I Think. Don't Confuse Me with Facts. 7. The Power of Language: Talk Is Not Cheap. So Who Pays for It? 8. Suggestion in Media: Is What You See What You Get? Do You Really Want It? 9. Fair-Mindedness: It's You and Me, Kid, and I'm Not So Sure About You. 10. Persuasive Speaking: What's Your Point? How Do You Sharpen It? Glossary. Index.show more

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