Critical Thinking An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning

ISBN-10: 019979622X
ISBN-13: 9780199796229
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: Larry Wright
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Book details

List price: $66.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Now in its second edition,Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoningprovides a nontechnical vocabulary and analytic apparatus that guide students in identifying and articulating the central patterns found in reasoning and in expository writing more generally. Understanding these patterns of reasoning helps students to better analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments and to more easily comprehend the full range of everyday arguments found in ordinary journalism.Critical Thinking,Second Edition, distinguishes itself from other texts in the field by emphasizing analytical reading as an essential skill. It also provides detailed coverage of argument analysis, diagnostic arguments, diagnostic patterns, and fallacies.Opening with two chapters on analytical reading that help students recognize what makes reasoning explicitly different from other expository activities, the text then presents an interrogative model of argument to guide them in the analysis and evaluation of reasoning. This model allows a detailed articulation of "inference to the best explanation" and gives students a view of the pervasiveness of this form of reasoning. The author demonstrates how many common argument types--from correlations to sampling--can be analyzed using this articulated form. He then extends the model to deal with several predictive and normative arguments and to display the value of the fallacy vocabulary.Ideal for introductory courses in critical thinking, critical reasoning, informal logic, and inductive reasoning,Critical Thinking,Second Edition, features hundreds of exercises throughout and includes worked-out solutions and additional exercises (without solutions) at the end of each chapter. An Instructor's Manual--offering solutions to the text's unanswered exercises and featuring other pedagogical aids--is available on the book's Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/wright.NEW TO THIS EDITION:* A revised and more detailed treatment of the "internal structure" metaphor (Chapter 4)* A complete overhaul and expansion of the diagnostic vocabulary (Chapter 5)

Preface
Paraphrasing
The Bare-Bones Paraphrase
Introduction
The Concept of Paraphrase
Reading and Paraphrase
Technique and Vocabulary
Human Understanding
Subtler Issues
Two Principles of Paraphrasing
Things to Keep in Mind
Supplemental Exercises
Answers
Reading for Structure: Dependency and Subordination
Complexity
Technique and Vocabulary
Useful Patterns
Tricks for Tough Cases
Systematic Features
Trial and Error Exercise
Supplemental Exercises
Answers
Reading for Reasoning: Paraphrasing Arguments
Reading for a Particular Purpose
Reading for Reasoning
A Shortcut: Schematizing Directly from a Passage
Charitable Schematizing
Supplemental Exercises
Answers
Analyzing Reasoning
Argument Analysis: Answering Questions
Introduction
The Purpose of Analysis
The Fundamental Concepts: Questions and
Answers
Refining the Apparatus and Exercising Our Skills
Evaluating Arguments: How Good Are the Reasons?
Interim Summary: What We Have Learned So Far
Dealing with Disagreeement
Supplemental Exercises
Answers
Diagnostic Arguments: Reasoning by Explaining
Introduction
Diganostic Questions
Diagnostic Concepts
Objects and Resources: Different Kinds of Support
Refinements
Diagnostic Investigation
Supplemental Exercises
Answers
Diagnostic Patterns
Introduction
Cause and Correlation
Testimony
Sampling
Counting, Cases: Induction by Enumeration
Circumstantial Evidence
Supplemental Exercises
Answers
Further Applications: Prediction and Recommendation
Introduction
Prediction
Recommendation
Supplemental Exercises
Answers
Fallacies
Introduction
Fallacies of Construction
Critical Fallacies
Supplemental Exercises
Answers
Appendix Deduction
Introduction
Semantic Conflict
Semantic Evaluation
Deductive Arguments
Structure
Tests and Crieteria.
Relative Strength
Summary
Glossary of Important Terms
Index

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