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Critical Reasoning and Philosophy A Concise Guide to Reading, Evaluating, and Writing Philosophical Works

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ISBN-10: 074253426X

ISBN-13: 9780742534261

Edition: 2004

Authors: M. Andrew Holowchak

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Description:

This handbook teaches students how to read critically, think critically while they read, and write thoughtful, sound arguments in response.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 170
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
Introductory Issues
What Is Philosophy?
Philosophy and Critical Reasoning
On Reading Philosophy
Argument Recognition and Reconstruction
The Elements of Analysis
Ten Helpful Steps
Diagramming Arguments
Fundamentals of Diagramming
Ten Diagrammatical Tips
Argument Evaluation
A Closer Look at Statements
Conditions of Acceptance and Rejection
Three Common Deductive Arguments
Common Inductive Arguments
Other Common Fallacies
General Writing Tips
Getting Ready to Write
Writing Your Thesis
General Writing Tips
Common Mistakes
Writing Philosophical Essays
Evaluative Essays
Critical Essays
Revising and Rewriting Essays
Exercises for Diagramming
Evaluative Essay and Outline
App. C: Critical Essay and Outline
App. D: Teacher/Student Comment Sheet
App. E: Plan-for-Revision Sheet
Bibliography
Index