Most propaganda, advertising schemes, legal trickery, and bad science are not the result of complex arguments; they are the result of half-truths and simple arguments.
Students who successfully complete this book will have a fundamental set of critical thinking skills they can use their entire lives. • Conclusions and Decisions • Beliefs and Claims • Finding (Identifying) Evidence • Evaluating Evidence • Inferring and Inferences • Facts and Opinions • Facts and Probable Truths • False and Probably False • Facts, Probably True, and Probably False • Venn Diagrams • Logical Connectives • Advertising • Agreements and Contracts • Common Errors in Reasoning • Arguments • Valid and Invalid Arguments • Fallacies • Analogy Argument Our e Books are electronic versions of the book pages that you may print to any paper printer.
In addition to being a course in critical thinking, the activities in this book can be used to supplement lessons in all subjects.
Although this book teaches common argument forms, its primary focus is identifying and evaluating evidence–the very basis of critical thinking.
Critical Thinking in Practice Chapter 7 Critical Thinking in Action1.
This engaging, colorful 152-page book teaches the most important critical thinking concepts every student should know.
The clarity and conciseness of the writing contribute to the ease with which readers absorb and apply the concepts.
The text covers all the relevant technical aspects of introductory logic and critical thinking, and covers them well.
Critical Thinking in Practice Chapter 4 Acceptable Reasons1.
Critical Thinking in Practice Chapter 5 Reasoning about Alternatives and about Necessary and Sufficient Conditions1.