Good Reasoning Matters!: A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking

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Designed to help students develop the quality of their thinking and to respond effectively to often confusing and contradictory messages, Good Reasoning Matters! offers an indispensable guide to evaluating and constructing arguments. In addition to examining the most common features of faulty reasoning, the text introduces a variety of argument schemes and rhetorical techniques that will help students solve problems and construct sound arguments. Extensive exercises and examples taken from such sources as social media sites, newspapers, and topical news articles encourage students to consider a wide range of views and perspectives.

The fifth edition features a glossary, chapter summaries, extensive revised exercises, and a revamped Companion Website.

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Professor Leo A. Groarke is professor of philosophy and provost at the University of Windsor. His research interests include the history of ideas, social and political philosophy, informal logic, and argumentation theory. He has published numerous books, chapters, and journal articles in these and other areas.

Professor Christopher W. Tindale is professor of philosophy at the University of Windsor. His research interests include argumentation theory, ethics, and ancient philosophy. He has published numerous book chapters and extensively in journals and is the author of Fallacies and Argument Appraisal (2007) and Rhetorical Argumentation (2004). He is co-editor of the journal Informal Logic.

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"The clear presentation of concepts is a strength of the text. There's ample explanation of core ideas as well as good motivation for why they matter."
-- Adam Rawlings, Trent University

"The writing style is very engaging and clear."
-- Megan Delehanty, University of Calgary

"The concepts and skills are generally accessible, with good use of examples and illustrations in developing the topics."
-- Ahmad Rahmanian, University of New Brunswick

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