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Critical Thinking: An introduction to reasoning well
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date October 22, 2015
Pages 437
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781472595676
ISBN-10 147259567X
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.94 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $112.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

'You shouldn't drink too much. The Earth is round. Milk is good for your bones.' Are any of these claims true? How can you tell? Can you ever be certain you are right?

For anyone tackling philosophical logic and critical thinking for the first time, Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well provides a practical guide to the skills required to think critically. From the basics of good reasoning to the difference between claims, evidence and arguments, Robert Arp and Jamie Carlin Watson cover the topics found in an introductory course.

Now revised and fully updated, this Second Edition features a glossary, chapter summaries, more student-friendly exercises, study questions, diagrams, and suggestions for further reading. Topics include:
the structure, formation, analysis and recognition of arguments
deductive validity and soundness
inductive strength and cogency
inference to the best explanation
truth tables
tools for argument assessment
informal and formal fallacies

With real life examples, advice on graduate school entrance exams and an expanded companion website packed with additional exercises, an answer key and help with real life examples, this easy-to-follow introduction is a complete beginner's tool set to good reasoning, analyzing and arguing. Ideal for students in basic reasoning courses and students preparing for graduate school.

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2 edition from Bloomsbury USA Academic (October 22, 2015)
9781472595676 | details & prices | 437 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.94 lbs | List price $112.00
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2 edition from Bloomsbury USA Academic (October 22, 2015)
9781472595683 | details & prices | 437 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.67 lbs | List price $29.95
from Bloomsbury USA Academic (April 28, 2011)
9780826439512 | details & prices | 342 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $42.95
About: Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well provides a concise and accessible introduction to logic and critical reasoning.

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