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The Rowman & Littlefield handbook for critical thinking

Author: Noel HendricksonKirk St AmantWilliam J HawkWilliam O'Meara, (Professor)Daniel E FlageAll authors
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook for Critical Thinking provides a quick and authoritative reference for issues regarding reasoning"--
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rowman & Littlefield handbook for critical thinking.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008
(OCoLC)647068157
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Hendrickson; Kirk St Amant; William J Hawk; William O'Meara, (Professor); Daniel E Flage; Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.
ISBN: 9780742559783 0742559785 9780742559790 0742559793
OCLC Number: 173182580
Description: xi, 155 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Word hazards : statements, ambiguity, and vagueness --
Complex passages : descriptions, explanations, and arguments --
Finding arguments --
Grounding statements in fact : observation, testimony and other arguments based on criteria --
Deduction : categorical syllogisms --
Arguments based on propositions --
Probability calculations --
Generalizations and particularizations --
Analogical arguments --
Evaluating hypotheses : inference to best explanation --
Causal inferences --
Counterfactual reasoning --
Decisions under risk --
Decisions under uncertainty --
Informal fallacies --
Critical writing : an audience-centered approach to critical thinking.
Other Titles: Rowman and Littlefield handbook for critical thinking
Handbook for critical thinking
Responsibility: Noel Hendrickson [and others].
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Provides a quick reference for issues regarding reasoning. This work gives clear and succinct discussions of issues such as counterfactuals, rational decision-making, and critical thinking in writing.

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