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    What Is the Argument? Critical Thinking in the Real World

    ISBN-10: 0072840862
    ISBN-13: 9780072840865
    Author(s): Steven P. Lee
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    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
    Binding: Mixed Media
    Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.090
    Language: English

    Steven P. Lee is Donald R. Harter Professor in Humanities at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. He is the author of Morality, Prudence, and Nuclear Weapons (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and What Is the Argument? Critical Thinking in the Real World (2002), the editor of Intervention, Terrorism, and Torture: Contemporary Challenges to Just War Theory (2007) and the co-editor of Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

    What Is Critical Thinking? What is Critical Thinking?
    The Importance of Critical Thinking
    Critical Thinking in the Real World
    Chapter Summary
    A Look Ahead
    Key Terms
    What Is An Argument? The Support Relationship
    Argumentative Texts
    Persuasion and the Social Nature of Argument
    Chapter Summary
    Key Terms
    Explanations and Value Arguments Explanation
    Facts, Values, and Opinions
    Chapter Summary
    Key Terms
    What Is the Argument?
    Conclusion and Premises Argument Structure
    Identifying the Conclusion
    Identifying the Premises
    Chapter Summary
    Key Terms
    Reformulation and Complex Arguments General Statements
    Conditional Statements
    The Idea of Reformulation
    Complex Arguments
    Chapter Summary
    Key Terms
    Evaluating Argument Form Argument Evaluation
    Deductive Arguments and Validity
    Implicit Premises
    Nondeductive Arguments and Formal Strength
    The Idea of a Fallacy
    Irrelevant Reason and Hasty
    Conclusion
    Some Specific Format Fallacies
    Chapter Summary
    Key Terms
    Deductive Arguments Formal Logic and Logical Form
    Categorical Logic
    Immediate Inference
    Testing for Validity in Categorical Logic
    Statement Logic
    Chapter Summary
    Key Terms
    Evaluating Argument Content Premises and their Assessment
    The Fallacies of Problematic Premise and False Premise
    Appeals to Authority
    Some Specific Content Fallacies
    Chapter Summary
    Key Terms
    Language and Meaning Concepts and Their Role in Arguments
    Definition
    Some Specific Fallacies of Language Use
    Chapter Summary
    Key Terms
    Induction and Causal Arguments Inductive Arguments
    Evaluating Inductive Arguments
    Causal Arguments
    Chapter Summary
    Key Terms
    All-Things-Considered Arguments and Analogies All-Things-Considered Arguments
    Arguments from Analogy
    Evaluation-the Fallacy of Faulty Analogy
    Summary
    Key Terms
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