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Thinking Critically Techniques for Logical Reasoning

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ISBN-10: 0314043527

ISBN-13: 9780314043528

Edition: 1995

Authors: James H. Kiersky, Caste

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Incorporates the Critical Technique approach that provides a step-by-step technique for constructing and critically evaluating argumentative reasoning. Successfully integrates informal logic and critical thinking for those instructors who want the flexibility of teaching both. Chapter-opening quotes from rock music captures students attention. Narrative case studies, argumentative writing exercises and Reality Checks with everyday examples of argumentative techniques taken from advertisements reinforce chapter material. Mid- and end-of-chapter exercises are broken into three levels of difficulty to challenge students and aid instructors in evaluating student progress.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

The Analysis of Arguments
A Technique for Thinking Critically
Disagreements and Arguments
Logical Assumptions, Implications, and Argument Diagrams
Clarifying Meaning
The Evaluation of Arguments
The Categorical Syllogism
The Syllogism Refined
Symbolizing Statements
Argument Forms
Truth Tables, Equivalence, and Validity
Statement Form: Contraries, Contradictions, and Tautologies
Inductive Reasoning
Standardized Tests and Logical Puzzles
Argumentative Writing