Art of Questioning An Introduction to Critical Thinking

ISBN-10: 0130936995
ISBN-13: 9780130936998
Edition: 2004
Authors: Daniel E. Flage
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Book details

List price: $174.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

For undergraduate level courses in Critical Thinking, and Writing courses. This text offers students the clearest explanations and the most examples of any critical thinking text on the market. Begins with issues concerning words, examines techniques for evaluating explanations and arguments, and concludes by applying all the skills to reading essays and writing argumentative essays.

(NOTE:Each section begins with an Introduction.)
Some Uses of Language
The Informative Function of Language
The Directive Function of Language
The Emotive Function of Language
Descriptive Passages
Explanations
Arguments
Deduction
Induction
Recognizing Arguments
Tree Diagrams for Arguments
Checking the Evidence
Observations: When Should Seeing Be Believing?
Testimony: Whom Do You Trust?
Values and Obligations: What Should You Do?
Categorical Syllogisms
Categorical Propositions
Categorical Syllogisms
Rules for Judging Validity
Venn Diagrams for Judging Validity
Missing Premises and Conclusions
Conversion, Obversion, and Squares of Opposition
Living in the “Real World
Propositional Arguments
Simple and Compound Statements
Truth Tables
Common Propositional Argument Forms
Enthymemes, Argument Chains, and Other Hazards
Some Logical Equivalences
Inductive Arguments
Analogies
Generalizations and Surveys
Hypotheses, Explanations, and Argument to the Best Explanation
Informal Fallacies
Fallacies of Ambiguity
Fallacies of Relevance
Fallacies of Presumption
Fallacies of Weak Induction
Large-Scale Applications
How to Read an Essay
How to Write an Argumentative Essay
Solutions to the Odd Numbered Problems
Glossary
Index

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