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Open Minds and Everyday Reasoning

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ISBN-10: 0534613489

ISBN-13: 9780534613488

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Zachary P. Seech

List price: $156.95
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OPEN MINDS AND EVERYDAY REASONING is among the most practically minded critical thinking texts available today. Structured around clear, compelling questions, such as "Do I have an open mind?" "Am I being clear?" and "Is my reasoning good?," this book assists students to analyze the manners of thinking they employ daily. Beginning with a discussion of opening closed minds--indeed a precursor of any rational argumentation--and continuing through coverage of argument construction, critical analysis, and fallacies, the student is prepared to explore "reason in action" in the final part of the book, examining basic inductive reasoning patterns and how to make those "difficult decisions" in life.
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Book details

List price: $156.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Do I Have An Open Mind?
Recognizing Closed Minds
Opening Closed Minds
Am I Being Clear?
Saying What You Mean
Presenting Orderly Thoughts
Basic Mapping
Is My Reasoning Good?
Constructing Good Reasoning
Recognizing Fallacies
Recognizing Other Kinds of Faulty Reasoning
Evaluative Mapping
Reasons In Action
Writing to Make a Point
Working with Hypotheses and Statistics
Making Difficult Decisions
Answer Key for Practice Activities
Bibliography
Index