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Critical reasoning : a practical introduction

Author: Anne Thomson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Reasoning is the everyday process through which we draw conclusions from facts or evidence. This book provides a topical and exercise-based introduction to critical thinking.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Thomson
ISBN: 0415241197 9780415241199 0415241200 9780415241205
OCLC Number: 47045070
Description: ix, 209 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Analysing Reasoning: Recognising reasoning and identifying conclusions; Identifying reasons; Identifying assumptions 2. Evaluating reasoning: Evaluating the truth of reasons and assumptions; Evaluating support for conclusions; Evaluating further evidence; Questioning explanations; Summarising the skills of evaluation Recognising the implications: Drawing conclusions; Recognising implications of arguments 4. Two skills in the use of language: Using language with clarity and precision; Summarising arguments 5. Exercising the skills of reasoning: Longer passages of reasoning Answers to exercises Bibliography and further reading
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