Critical Thinking An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1107401984

ISBN-13: 9781107401983

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Alec Fisher

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Alec Fisher was Director of the Centre for Research in Critical Thinking at the University of East Anglia, until his retirement in 1999. He is the author of Critical Thinking: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2001), which has already been translated into several languages. He continues to lecture and conduct workshops on reasoning and critical thinking skills all over the world.

Preface
Critical thinking: what it is and how it can be improved
Identifying reasons and conclusions: the language of reasoning
Understanding reasoning: different patterns of reasoning
Understanding reasoning: assumptions, context and a thinking map
Clarifying and interpreting expressions and ideas
The acceptability of reasons, including their credibility
Judging the credibility of sources skilfully
Evaluating inferences: deductive validity and other grounds
Evaluating inferences: assumptions and other relevant arguments
Reasoning about causal explanations
Decision-making: options, consequences, values and risks
How to get reliable information from the internet (Critical thinking about the internet)
Questions appendix
Answers to questions
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgements
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