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    Second Thoughts Critical Thinking for a Diverse Society

    ISBN-10: 0072993502
    ISBN-13: 9780072993509
    Edition: 3rd 2006
    Author(s): Wanda Teays
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    Edition: 3rd
    Copyright Year: 2006
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 665
    Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.2
    Language: English

    Wanda Teays is currently a professor and chair of the Philosophy Department at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She has a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy from CSU Fullerton, an M.A. in Philosophy of Mathematics from the University of Alberta, a Ph.D. in Humanities from Concordia University in Montreal, and an M.T.S. (Applied Ethics) from Harvard University. She teaches, writes, speaks, and edits books in the areas of critical thinking, bioethics, violence, human rights and the law. Having studied and taught in Canada over a span of twelve years, she knows the value of diverse perspectives. She draws on her work as a consultant in critical thinking to colleges, universities, and school districts (K-12) to promote quality education for all students. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, pet cockatoo, and a small herd of cats.

    Acquiring Critical Thinking Skills
    Out of the Fog: The Pathway to Critical Thinking
    Introduction to the Territory
    A Solid Foundation Obstacles to Clear Thinking
    Overview of Critical Thinking
    Profile of a Clear Thinker: Skills and Dispositions
    Frame of Reference Diverse
    Perspectives in Critical Thinking
    Social and Personal Decision Making
    Problem Solving
    Out of the Silence: The Power of Language
    Descriptions Culturally Defined
    Uses of Language Euphemisms
    Hedging Labels and Categories Ambiguity (Linguistic Fallacies)
    Concepts and Definitions: Meaning versus Use
    Jargon, Buzzwords, and Technical Terms
    Metaphors and Images
    The Passive Voice Loaded Language
    Propaganda Elusive Language and Hate Speech
    Overcoming Linguistic Lethargy
    Humor, Parody, and Satire The Liberatory Voice
    Sharpening Our Tools: The Basics of Argument
    Opinion versus Reasoned
    Argument Descriptions versus Inferences Facts, Opinions, and Ideas
    Good Arguments, Bad Arguments
    Fallacies, Fallacies: Steering Clear of Argumentative Quicksand
    Introduction to the Fallacies of Relevance Key
    Fallacies of Relevance Key
    Fallacies of Presumption More
    Fallacies of Presumption Key
    Fallacies of Ambiguity Formal Fallacies
    Analysis: The Heart of Critical Thinking
    Assessing Credibility Cogency
    Developing Analytical Skills
    Analyzing Arguments
    Independent versus Interdependent Evidence
    Analysis of an Article or Argument
    The Logic Machine: Deductive and Inductive
    Reasoning Key Terms in Arguments
    The Key to Distinguishing Propositions
    Deductive Reasoning
    Inductive Reasoning
    Truth Tables
    The Persuasive Power of Analogies Arguments from Analogy
    The Fallacy of False Analogy
    The Persuasive Force of an Analogy
    Assessing an Analogy Analyzing Analogies
    The Persuasive Aspects of Analogies
    Structuring the Analogy
    Analogies and Hypothetical Reasoning in the Law
    Going Out Into the World
    Desire and Illusion: Analyzing Advertising
    Reading the Society from Ads Assumptions
    The Use of Fallacies to Persuade
    The Power of Advertising
    Analyzing Ads
    The Verbal Message
    The Visual Message Winners and Losers in Advertising
    Voices of the Community: The News Media Tabloid-Style
    Journalism Watchdog Role of the Media
    Analyzing the Newspaper
    A Free Press Shaping Public Opinion
    The Distinct Role of Sports in the News Media
    Visions of the Real: Popular Culture
    The Big Picture Analyzing
    Popular Culture Assessing
    Arguments Placing a Work of Popular Culture in Context
    The Interface of Pop Culture and Reality
    Analyzing Reviews
    The Prescriptive versus Descriptive
    Debate Theories of Interpretation
    The Impact of Pop Culture Violence on the Screen
    Web Sight: Critical Thinking and the Internet
    Imaging the Internet
    Web Hoaxes
    Web Research
    Web Analysis
    Warning systems on the Internet
    Assessing the Impact of Internet
    Use Blogs and More Blogs
    The Internet and Intellectual Freedom
    Conflicting Views of the Internet
    The Logic Connection
    Wrestling with Big Questions: Pinning Down Arguments
    First Method: The Flowchart
    Second Method: Highlighting Key Words
    Third Method: Standard Form of an Argument
    Fourth Method: The Traditional Outline
    Fifth Method: The Bubble Outline
    Roll the Dice: Causal and Statistical Reasoning
    Cause-and-Effect Reasoning
    Arguments Based on Statistical Studies
    Handling Claims, Drawing Inferences
    Propositions Rules of Replacement for Ordinary Language
    Formal Rules of Replacement Squ
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