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Art of Deception An Introduction to Critical Thinking

ISBN-10: 159102532X
ISBN-13: 9781591025320
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 4/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 277
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This classic work on critical thinking-now fully updated and revised-uses a novel approach to teach the basics of informal logic.

Miles Smit, Ph.D. (Toronto, Ontario), works as a business analyst in Canada and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Preface
Introduction
What Is Logic?
What Is an Argument?
When Is an Argument Acceptable?
Summary and Exercises
Identifying Arguments
Arguments
Difficulties in Identifying Arguments
Grammar, Punctuation, and Reading Comprehension
Rules for Identifying Premises and Conclusions
Summary and Exercises
Formal Analysis of Arguments
The Ideal of Logic
Syllogisms
Rules for Valid Syllogisms
Soundness and Informal Logic
Summary and Exercises
Presenting Your Case
Gaining a Sympathetic Audience
Presenting the Facts
Driving Home the Conclusion
Nonverbal Devices
Advertising as a Case Study
Summary and Exercises
Attacking an Argument
Audience Reaction
Anatomy of Refutation
Attacking the Conclusion
Face-to-Face Debate
Summary and Exercises
Defending Your Case
Counterattack
Winning the Argument
Going for a Tie
Summary and Exercises
Cause-and-Effect Reasoning
History of the Concept of "Causation"
Hume's Definition of Cause and Effect
Causal Reasoning as Practical
Mill's Methods
Fallacies of Causal Reasoning
Problems with the Concept of "Causation"
Summary and Exercises
Appendix
Critical Reading Skills
Review Exercises
Some Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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