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Critical thinking : step by step

Author: Robert Cogan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to critical thinking skills and the philosophical and factual bases of critical thinking.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cogan
ISBN: 0761810676 9780761810674
OCLC Number: 38304343
Description: 381 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Analysis of reasoning. Short, simple reasoning --
Longer, more complex discourses. 2. Evaluation of reasoning. Basic concepts of evaluation --
Degrees of support reasons give to conclusions --
Critical life decisions: complete evaluation of reasoning --
Syllogistic logic --
Reasoning with statements --
Moderate to fallacious arguments. 3. Evaluating unsupported beliefs. Justification, paradigms, and reasoning --
Seeing, reasoning and scientific justification --
Justification in law --
Philosophical dialectic and high justification --
Religion and science --
Pseudoscience as unjustified statements --
The US and the global corporate economy. Appendices: summary of logical evaluation concepts; checklist for statement evaluation.
Responsibility: Robert Cogan.

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