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Second thoughts : critical thinking from a multicultural perspective

Author: Wanda Teays
Publisher: Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub. Co., ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A complete introduction to critical thinking that places an emphasis on multi-cultural issues and the media. It includes examples, exercises and applications of particular interest to women and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wanda Teays
ISBN: 1559344792 9781559344791
OCLC Number: 32855689
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Introductory issues: out of the fog - the pathway to critical thinking; out of the silence - multicultural dimensions of critical thinking. Part II. Acquiring critical thinking skills: argumentation - steering clear of bad reasoning; the playing fields of deduction and induction; analysis - evaluating reasoning; language - expressing thoughts and values; problem-solving and questioning techniques; major fallacies - steering clear of argumentative quicksand; fallacies - the second wave; the big three of inductive reasoning - analogies, cause and effect and statistics. Part III Going out into the world: advertising - a parrallel universe; film and television - images on the screen; writing - shaping thoughts into an essays; moral reasoning - thinking from the heart; handling claims and drawing inferences; patterns of deductive reasoning - rules of inference; syllogisms; legal reasoning.
Responsibility: Wanda Teays.
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