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Published: 01 October 2017

352 Pages

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190692896

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Concise Guide to Critical Thinking

Lewis Vaughn

  • Six chapters on identifying, evaluating, and devising deductive and inductive arguments
  • A chapter on obstacles to critical thinking
  • Comprehensive coverage of inference to the best explanation
  • Extensive treatment of scientific reasoning, with chapters on inductive reasoning, causal arguments, scientific theories and inference, and scientific method and theory evaluation
  • Emphasis on evaluation of evidence, authority, and credibility
  • A chapter on fallacies and rhetorical persuaders
  • A substantial chapter on writing argumentative essays
  • Numerous exercises, including review questions, exercises for applying critical thinking skills, writing assignments and prompts, and self-assessment quizzes

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