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Critical Thinking Consider the Verdict

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ISBN-10: 0137443684

ISBN-13: 9780137443680

Edition: 3rd 1998

Authors: Bruce N. Waller

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This introduction to critical thinking teaches individuals how to integrate all their logic skills into the critical decision-making process they undertake in their own lives as citizens and consumers. Organized around lively and authentic examples drawn from jury trials, contemporary political and social debate, and advertising, the book discusses not only how to detect fallacies, but also how to examine, appreciate, and construct cogent arguments. For a lifetime of thinking critically and creating arguments about any and all of life's controversies.
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 434
Size: 7.03" wide x 9.21" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Introduction
A Few Important Terms
What's the Question?
Relevant and Irrelevant Reasons
The Burden of Proof
Analyzing Arguments
Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
Symbolic Sentential Logic
Arguments about Classes
Ad Hominem Arguments
Appeal to Authority
Cumulative Exercises One (Chapters 1 through 11)
The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth
Strawman, Slippery Slope, Dilemma, and Golden Mean Arguments: Their Use and Abuse
Begging the Question
Cumulative Exercises Two (Chapters 1 through 14)
Arguments by Analogy
Questions of Cause. Cumulative Exercises Three (Chapters 1 through 16)
Thinking Critically about Statistics
Consider Your Verdict: Comprehensive Critical Thinking in the Jury Room
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index