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Good reasoning matters! : a constructive approach to critical thinking

Author: Leo A Groarke; Christopher W Tindale
Publisher: Don Mills : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5. edView all editions and formats
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First ed. by J. Frederick Little, Leo Groarke and Christopher Tindale.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo A Groarke; Christopher W Tindale
ISBN: 9780195445756 0195445759
OCLC Number: 889609966
Description: XIII, 463 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 1. WHY MAKE ROOM FOR AN ARGUMENT?; EXERCISE 1A; 2. DEFINING ARGUMENT; EXERCISE 1B; 3. ARGUERS AND SYSTEMS OF BELIEF; EXERCISE 1C; 4. AUDIENCES; EXERCISE 1D; 5. OPPONENTS AND PROPONENTS; EXERCISE 1E; 6. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 1M; 1. BIAS; EXERCISE 2A; 2. DETECTING ILLEGITIMATE BIASES; EXERCISE 2B; 3. DIFFICULT CASES; EXERCISE 2C; 4. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 2M; 1. BURDEN OF PROOF; EXERCISE 3A; 2. STRONG ARGUMENTS; EXERCISE 3B; 3. LOGICAL CONSEQUENCE: DEDUCTIVE AND INDUCTIVE VALIDITY; EXERCISE 3C; 4. CONTEXTUAL RELEVANCE; EXERCISE 3D; 5. SCHEMES AND COUNTER-SCHEMES; EXERCISE 3E; 6. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 3M; 1. SIMPLE AND EXTENDED ARGUMENTS; EXERCISE 4A; 2. INFERENCE INDICATORS: DISTINGUISHING ARGUMENTS AND NON-ARGUMENTS; EXERCISE 4B; 3. ARGUMENTS WITHOUT INDICATOR WORDS; EXERCISE 4C; 4. ARGUMENTS AND EXPLANATIONS; EXERCISE 4D; 5. ARGUMENT NARRATIVES; EXERCISE 4E; 6. SUMMARY MAJOR EXERCISE 4M; 1.ARGUMENT DIAGRAMS: SIMPLE ARGUMENTS; EXERCISE 5A; 2. DIAGRAMMING EXTENDED ARGUMENTS; EXERCISE 5B; 3. LINKED AND CONVERGENT PREMISES; EXERCISE 5C; 4. SUPPLEMENTED DIAGRAMS; EXERCISE 5D; 5. DIAGRAMMING YOUR OWN ARGUMENTS; EXERCISE 5E; 6. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 5M; 1. SPEECH ACTS AND THE PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATION; EXERCISE 6A; 2. HIDDEN CONCLUSIONS; EXERCISE 6B; 3. HIDDEN PREMISES; EXERCISE 6C; 4. NON-VERBAL ELEMENTS IN ARGUMENT: FLAGS AND DEMONSTRATIONS; EXERCISE 6D; 5. SYMBOLS AND METAPHORS; EXERCISE 6E; 6. A NOTE ON ARGUMENT CONSTRUCTION; EXERCISE 6F; 7. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 6M; 1. USING WORDS PRECISELY; EXERCISE 7A; 2. VAGUENESS AND AMBIGUITY; EXERCISE 7B; 3. FORMULATING DEFINITIONS; EXERCISE 7C; 4. RULES FOR GOOD DEFINITIONS; EXERCISE 7D; 5. EXPRESSING YOUR INTENDED MEANING; 6. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 7M; 1. ACCEPTABLE, UNACCEPTABLE, OR QUESTIONABLE?; EXERCISE 8A; 2. CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTABILITY; EXERCISE 8B; 3. CONDITIONS OF UNACCEPTABILITY; EXERCISE 8C; 4. INTERNAL RELEVANCE; EXERCISE 8D; 5. SUFFICIENCY; EXERCISE 8E; 6. APPLYING THE CRITERIA; 7. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 8M; 1. GENERALIZATIONS; EXERCISE 9A; 2. POLLING; EXERCISE 9B; 3. GENERAL CAUSAL REASONING; EXERCISE 9C; 4. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 9M; 1. PARTICULAR CAUSAL REASONING; EXERCISE 10A; 2. ARGUMENTS FROM IGNORANCE; EXERCISE 10B; 3. SCIENTIFIC REASONING; 4. THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD; EXERCISE 10C; 5. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 10M; SCHEMES OF VALUE; 1. SLIPPERY-SLOPE ARGUMENTS; EXERCISE 11A; 2. ARGUMENTS FROM ANALOGY; EXERCISE 11B; 3. APPEALS TO PRECEDENT; EXERCISE 11C; 4. TWO-WRONGS REASONING; EXERCISE 11D; 5. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 11M; ETHOTIC SCHEMES; 1. PRO HOMINE; EXERCISE 12A; 2. AD POPULUM ARGUMENTS; EXERCISE 12B; 3. ARGUMENTS FROM AUTHORITY; EXERCISE 12C; 4. AD HOMINEM; EXERCISE 12D; 5. ARGUMENTS AGAINST AUTHORITY; EXERCISE 12E; 6. APPEAL TO EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY; EXERCISE 12F; 7. GUILT (AND HONOUR) BY ASSOCIATION; EXERCISE 12G; 8. OTHER CASES; EXERCISE 12H; 9. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 12M; ESSAYING ARGUMENT; 1. THE GOOD EVALUATIVE CRITIQUE; EXERCISE 13A; 2. THE GOOD ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY; EXERCISE 13B; 3. A STUDENTS PAPER; 4. CONCLUSION; 5. SUMMARY; MAJOR EXERCISE 13M; 1. CATEGORICAL STATEMENTS; EXERCISE A1; 2. IMMEDIATE INFERENCES; EXERCISE A2; 3. CATEGORICAL SYLLOGISMS; EXERCISE A3; 4. VENN DIAGRAMS; MAJOR EXERCISE A(M); 1. SIMPLE AND COMPLEX PROPOSITIONS; EXERCISE APPENDIX B1; 2. DISJUNCTIONS AND CONDITIONALS; EXERCISE APPENDIX B2; 3. TRANSLATION; EXERCISE APPENDIX B3; 4. PROPOSITIONAL SCHEMES AND PROOFS; EXERCISE APPENDIX B4; MAJOR EXERCISE B(M); 1. CONDITIONAL PROOFS; EXERCISE APPENDIX C1; 2. REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM; EXERCISE APPENDIX C2; 3. DILEMMAS; EXERCISE APPENDIX C3; 4. DE MORGANS LAWS; EXERCISE APPENDIX C4; 5. SUMMARY: RULES OF INFERENCE; MAJOR EXERCISE C(M); GLOSSARY OF KEY TERMS; CREDITS; INDEX
Responsibility: Leo A. Groarke, Christopher W. Tindale.

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