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The power of critical thinking : effective reasoning about ordinary and extraordinary claims

Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth EditionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Vaughn
ISBN: 9780199385423 0199385424
OCLC Number: 912507981
Description: xx, 578 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part One: basics --
The power of critical thinking --
Obstacles to critical thinking --
Making sense of arguments --
Part Two: reasons --
Reasons for belief and doubt --
Fallacies and persuaders --
Part Three: arguments --
Deductive reasoning: propositional logic --
Deductive reasoning: categorical logic --
Inductive reasoning --
Part Four: explanations --
Inference to the best explanation --
Judging scientific theories --
Critical thinking in morality and the law --
Appendix A: essays for evaluation --
Appendix B: answers to exercises --
Appendix C: answers to self-assessment quizzes --
Appendix D: critical thinking and writing.
Responsibility: Lewis Vaughn.

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