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Critical thinking, reading, and writing : a brief guide to argument

Author: Sylvan Barnet; Hugo Adam Bedau
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authorsʹ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvan Barnet; Hugo Adam Bedau
ISBN: 0312171536 9780312171537 0312194307 9780312194307
OCLC Number: 41300824
Description: xvi, 462 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One. Critical thinking and reading. 1. Critical thinking ---
2. Critical reading: getting started ---
3. Critical reading: getting deeper into arguments ----
Part Two. Critical writing. 4. Writing an analysis of an argument ---
5. Developing an argument of your own --
7. Using sources ----
Part Three. Further views on argument. 7. A philosopher's view: the Toulmin model ---
8. A logician's view: deduction, induction, fallacies --
9. A psychologist's view: Rogerian argument ---
10. A lawyer's view: steps toward civic literacy ---
11. A literary critic's view: arguing about literature ----
Part Four. A casebook on the state and the individual. 12. How much obedience to the state does conscience demand?
Responsibility: [edited by] Sylvan Barnet, Hugo Bedau.

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Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authorsʹ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing.

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