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Critical thinking

Author: Richard L Epstein
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Thomson Learning, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Critical thinking isn't as easy as it sounds. CRITICAL THINKING shows you how decision-making errors are made, and how to avoid them. By combining simple explanations with time-tested theories, CRITICAL THINKING helps you meet the challenges of life head-on. And because it includes over one thousand examples drawn from everyday life and tons of study tools, this textbook helps you get the grade you need.
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Epstein
ISBN: 0534580599 9780534580599 053458067X 9780534580674
OCLC Number: 46538648
Description: 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 : the fundamentals --
Critical thinking? --
What are we arguing about? --
What is a good argument? --
Repairing arguments --
Is that true? --
Part 2 : the structure of arguments --
Compound claims --
Complex arguments --
General claims --
Part 3 : avoiding bad arguments --
Concealed claims --
Too much emotion --
Fallacies (a summary of bad arguments) --
Arguments for analysis --
Part 4 : reasoning about our experience --
Reasoning by analogy --
Numbers? --
Generalizing from experience --
Cause and effect --
Part 5 : evaluating reasoning --
Part 6 : composing good arguments --
Part 7 : making decisions.
Responsibility: Richard L. Epstein ; illustrations by Alex Raffi.

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Critical thinking isn't as easy as it sounds. CRITICAL THINKING shows you how decision-making errors are made, and how to avoid them. By combining simple explanations with time-tested theories, CRITICAL THINKING helps you meet the challenges of life head-on. And because it includes over one thousand examples drawn from everyday life and tons of study tools, this textbook helps you get the grade you need.

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