Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict

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9780131776357: Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict

Organized around authentic examples from jury trials, contemporary political and social debate, advertising, etc, this introduction to critical thinking shows students how to detect fallacies, and how to examine, appreciate and construct cogent arguments.

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Key Benefit: This book provides readers with the tools to apply critical thinking skills to social issues, political debates, and advertising claims. It helps them use these skills to resolve real issues and construct cogent arguments from real-life examples. Key Topics: It draws its examples from court trials, judicial reviews, advertising, political campaigns, and controversial social issues to demonstrate the applications of critical thinking. Readers learn to place the burden of proof and distinguish fallacious from legitimate uses of ad hominem in the context of constructing strong arguments for a specific view. Written in a readable and conversational tone, it also emphasizes the construction and appreciation of cogent arguments rather than the detection of fallacious arguments. The third edition of Critical Thinking, Consider the Verdict has been revised to include the most current examples. Market: A valuable reference book for any reader who wants to improve his own ability to apply critical thinking skills to important issues.

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