9780495814078

Critical Thinking A User’s Manual

  • ISBN 13:

    9780495814078

  • ISBN 10:

    0495814075

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2011
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

CRITICAL THINKING: A USER'S MANUAL offers an innovative skill-based approach to critical thinking that provides step-by-step tools for examining arguments. Students build a complete skill set by recognizing, analyzing, diagramming, and evaluating arguments; later chapters encourage application of the basic skills to categorical, truth-functional, analogical, generalization, and causal arguments as well as fallacies. The exercises throughout the text engage readers in active learning, integrate writing as part of the critical thinking process, and emphasize skill transference. A special feature, called Your Turn! encourages students to not just skim through the book's explanations, but stop, think, and apply what they are learning.

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