Critical Thinking is a much-needed guide to thinking skills and above all to thinking critically for oneself. Through clear discussion, students learn the skills required to tell a good argument from a bad one.
Key features include:
*jargon-free discussion of key concepts in argumentation
*how to avoid confusions surrounding words such as 'truth', 'knowledge' and 'opinion'
*how to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument
*how to spot fallacies in arguments and tell good reasoning from bad
*topical examples from politics, sport, medicine, music
*chapter summaries, glossary and exercises
Critical Thinking is essential reading for anyone, student or professional, seeking to improve their reasoning and arguing skills.
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Tracy Bowell is lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Dr Gary Kemp is lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, UK.Review:
'This concise guide offers relevant, rigorous and approachable methods... thoughtfully structured series of chapters, with clear definitions... this book [is] a valuable resource for developing a useful understanding of methods of persuasion.' - Times Educational Supplement
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