Critical Reasoning: A Practical Introduction

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Reasoning is the everyday process that we all use in order to draw conclusions from facts or evidence. To think critically about what you read and hear is a vital skill for everyone, whether you are a student or not. When we are faced with texts, news items or speeches, what is being said is often obscured by the words used and we may be unsure whether our reasoning, or that of others, is in fact sound. By the end of this topical and exercise-based introduction to critical thinking, you will be able to:
* identify flaws in arguments
* analyse the reasoning in newspaper articles, books or speeches
* approach any topic with the ability to reason clearly and to think critically
This stimulating new introduction to reasoning will appeal to all those who would like to improve their reasoning skills, whether at work, in class or in the seminar.

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About the Author:

Anne Thomson was formerly Honorary Lecturer and Fellow of the School of Economic and Social Studies at the University of East Anglia. She works for examination boards in the UK on tests of Critical Thinking, and is author of Critical Reasoning in Ethics (Routledge 1999).

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Praise for the first edition:'For the reader wanting a general introduction to critical reasoning, this book is a good one. It contains some good advice and plenty of practical examples.' - Philosophy Today

'Admirable clarity, supported by a wealth of useful examples and exercises.' - Philosophical Books

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