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Thinking critically

Author: John Chaffee
Publisher: Boston, MA : Heinle, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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Teaches the fundamental thinking, reasoning, reading, and writing abilities that users need for success. This title includes basic skills related to personal experience and then carefully progresses  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Chaffee
ISBN: 9780618947195 0618947191 9780495803461 0495803464
OCLC Number: 177983250
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 482 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Readings : Ch.1 Thinking : from The autobiography of Malcolm X / Malcolm X, with Alex Haley --
"Original spin" / Lesley Dormen, Peter Edidin. Ch.2 Thinking critically : "Jurors hear evidence and turn it into stories" / Daniel Goleman --
"Judicial reasoning is all too human" / Patricia Cohen. Ch.3 Solving problems : "Young hate" / David Shenk --
"When is it rape?" / Nancy Gibbs. Ch.4 Perceiving and believing : Five accounts of the assassination of Malcolm X --
"Acquired knowledge" / Anonymous --
"They shoot helicopters, don't they? How journalists spread rumors during Katrina" / Matt Welch --
"Finding and framing Katrina : the social construction of disaster" / Russell R. Dynes, Havidan Rodriguez. Ch.5 Constructing knowledge : Several accounts of events at Tiananmen Square, 1989 --
"On Plato's cave" / Sonja Tanner --
Was the United States justified in dropping atomic bombs on Japan? / Historian A, Historian B. Ch.6 Language and thought : The Lord's prayer [Old English; Middle English, Early Modern English] --
"Jabberwocky" / [Lewis Carroll] --
from Blue highways / William Least Heat-Moon --
"An account of Avianca Flight 52" --
"Ancient Greece to Iraq, the power of words in wartime" / Robin Tolmach Lakoff --
"Sex, lies, and conversation : why is it so hard for men and women to talk to each other?" / Deborah Tannen. Ch.7 Forming and applying concepts : from Femininity / Susan Brownmiller --
"The return of manly men" / Patricia Leigh Brown --
"Identify yourself : who's American?" / Gregory Rodriguez --
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"What is religion?" / Frederick J. Streng. Ch.8 Relating and organizing : "Worried? Us?" / Bill McKibben. Ch.9 Thinking critically about moral issues : "The disparity between intellect and character" / Robert Coles. Ch.10 Constructing arguments : "U.S. company says it cloned human embryo for cells" / Maggie Fox --
"No fear" / Richard T. Hull --
"Even if it worked, cloning wouldn't bring her back" / Thomas H. Murray. Ch.11 Reasoning critically : "She's not really ill ..." / Maureen Dowd --
"Critical thinking and obedience to authority" / John Sabini, Maury Silver --
"Pressure to go along with abuse is strong, but some soldiers find strength to refuse" / Anahad O'Connor. Ch.12 Thinking critically, living creatively : "Cut time" / Carlo Rotella --
"Spellbound by the eternal riddle, scientists revel in their captivity" / Alan Lightman.
Responsibility: John Chaffee.

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