Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 January 2009

400 Pages | 30 photos & 15 illus.

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

ISBN: 9780195324808

Bookseller Code (04)

The Vocabulary of Critical Thinking

Phil Washburn

The Vocabulary of Critical Thinking offers an innovative way to improve students' thinking skills. It begins at a practical level by helping students master the crucial terms that are the building blocks of critical thinking. Organized around nine basic skills--including comparing, generalizing, inferring, judging sources, experimenting, making value judgments, defining terms, assuming, and thinking creatively--the book walks students through definitions, explanations, and applications of 108 words. By studying the words in context, along with author Phil Washburn's commentary and questions, they will come to understand such vital types of thinking as assessing sources, determining causes, and recognizing fallacies.


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