Pocket Guide to Critical Thinking

ISBN-10: 0534584292
ISBN-13: 9780534584290
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Useful in academic courses and in everyday life, this short book is a summary and guide to the art of reasoning well. Epstein's CRITICAL THINKING set a new standard of pedagogical excellence and provided a well-integrated approach to the subject,  More...

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List price: $32.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Useful in academic courses and in everyday life, this short book is a summary and guide to the art of reasoning well. Epstein's CRITICAL THINKING set a new standard of pedagogical excellence and provided a well-integrated approach to the subject, and this text gives the same development pared down to the essentials. As well, the POCKET GUIDE contains sections on experiments, explanations, models, and theories.

Richard I. Epstein is a Laboratory Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico. He was an undergraduate in Engineering Physics at Cornell University and received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University. He then did research at the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University and Nordita in Copenhagen, before taking his present position. He has published over 150 papers in theoretical astrophysics, satellite instrumentation and applied physics. He leads the effort in laser cooling of solids at LANL. He is a fellow of Optical Society of America. Mansoor Sheik-Bahae is a professor of Physics and Astronomy and the chair of Optical Science and Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque NM (USA). He graduated from the State University of New York (Buffalo), and subsequently spent 7 years as a research scientist at CREOL-University of Central Florida before joining UNM in 1994 where he currently heads the Consortium for Laser Cooling of Solids. Professor Sheik-Bahae has authored more than 200 scientific papers in nonlinear optics, ultrafast phenomena and solid-state laser cooling, with more than 4000 citations to his work. He is a fellow of Optical Society of America.

Claims
Claims
Definitions
Concealed Claims
Arguments
Arguments
Evaluating Premises
Experiments
Repairing Arguments
Fallacies
Counterarguments
Reasoning With Special Kinds of Claims
Compound Claims
General Claims
Prescriptive Claims
Reasoning About Experience
Analogies
Numbers
Graphs
Generalizing
Cause and Effect
Cause in Populations
Explanations, Models and The ories
Explanations
Models and The ories
Writing and Making Decisions
Writing Good Arguments
Making Decisions
Index

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