9780190692896

Concise Guide to Critical Thinking

  • ISBN 13:

    9780190692896

  • ISBN 10:

    0190692898

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/01/2017
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Lewis Vaughn's Concise Guide to Critical Thinking offers a compact, clear, and economical introduction to critical thinking and argumentative writing. Based on his best-selling text, The Power of Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition, this affordable volume is more manageable than larger textbooks yet more substantial than many of the smaller critical thinking handbooks.

FEATURES

* Six chapters on identifying, evaluating, and devising deductive and inductive arguments

* A chapter on obstacles to critical thinking

* Comprehensive coverage of inference to the best explanation

* Extensive treatment of scientific reasoning, with chapters on inductive reasoning, causal arguments, scientific theories and inference, and scientific method and theory evaluation

* Emphasis on evaluation of evidence, authority, and credibility

* A chapter on fallacies and rhetorical persuaders

* A substantial chapter on writing argumentative essays

* Numerous exercises, including review questions, exercises for applying critical thinking skills, writing assignments and prompts, and self-assessment quizzes

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