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    Critical Thinking A Student's Introduction with PowerWeb: Critical Thinking

    ISBN-10: 0072979011
    ISBN-13: 9780072979015
    Author(s): Gregory Bassham, William Irwin, Henry Nardone, James M. Wallace
    Description: Through the use of humor, fun exercises, and a plethora of innovative and interesting selections from writers such as Dave Barry, Al Franken, J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as from the film The Matrix, this text hones students' critical thinking skills.  More...
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    Edition: 2nd
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 608
    Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.738
    Language: English

    Through the use of humor, fun exercises, and a plethora of innovative and interesting selections from writers such as Dave Barry, Al Franken, J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as from the film The Matrix, this text hones students' critical thinking skills. Students will find this text enjoyable and memorable; instructors will find it and its accompanying supplements effective and easy to use.

    Introduction to Critical Thinking What Is Critical Thinking? Critical Thinking Standards The Benefits of Critical Thinking Barriers to Critical Thinking Characteristics of a Critical Thinker
    Recognizing Arguments What Is an Argument? Identifying Premises and Conclusions What Is Not an Argument?
    Basic Logical Concepts Deduction and Induction How Can We Tell Whether an Argument is Deductive or Inductive? Common Patterns of Deductive Reasoning Common Patterns of Inductive Reasoning Deductive Validity Inductive Strength
    Language Finding the Right Words: The Need for Precision The Importance of Precise Definitions Emotive Language: Slanting the Truth Euphemisms and Political Correctness
    Logical Fallacies-1 The Concept of Relevance Fallacies of Relevance
    Logical Fallacies-2 Fallacies of Insufficient Evidence
    Analyzing Arguments Diagramming Short Arguments Summarizing Longer Arguments
    Evaluating Arguments When Is an Argument a Good One? When Is It Reasonable to Accept a Premise?
    Appendix: Sample Critical Essay
    A Little Categorical Logic Categorical Statements Translating into Standard Categorical Form Categorical Syllogisms
    A Little Propositional Logic Conjunction Conjunction and Validity Negation Deeper Analysis of Negation and Conjunction Disjunction Conditional Statements
    Inductive Reasoning Introduction to Induction Inductive Generalizations Statistical Arguments Induction and Analogy Induction and Causal Arguments A Few Words about Probability
    Finding, Evaluating, and Using Sources Finding Sources Evaluating Sources Taking Notes Using Sources
    Writing Argumentative Essays Writing a Successful Argument Before you Write Writing the First Draft After the First Draft
    Thinking Critically about the Media The Mass Media The News Media Getting Us to Pay Attention: What Really Drives the Media Keeping Our Interest: The News as Entertainment Media Literacy Advertising
    Science and Pseudoscience The Basic Pattern of Scientific Reasoning The Limitations of Science How to Distinguish Science from Pseudoscience Two Case Studies in Pseudoscience and the Paranormal
    Notes
    Answers to Selected Exercises
    Credits Glossary / Index

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