Critical Thinking

A Concise Guide

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Author: Tracy Bowell,Gary Kemp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317677188

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

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We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us – to influence our beliefs and actions – by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis and assessment of arguments. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Key topics discussed include: core concepts in argumentation how language can serve to obscure or conceal the real content of arguments; how to distinguish argumentation from rhetoric how to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as ‘truth’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘opinion’ how to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument how to distinguish good reasoning from bad in terms of deductive validly and induction. This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with a new introduction for each chapter and up-to-date topical examples. Particular revisions include: practical reasoning; understanding quantitative data, statistics, and the rhetoric used about them; scientific reasoning; the connection to formal logic and the logic of probability; conditionals; ambiguity; vagueness; slippery slope arguments; and arguments by analogy. The dynamic Routledge Critical Thinking companion website provides thoroughly updated resources for both instructors and students including new examples and case studies, flashcards, sample questions, practice questions and answers, student activities and a testbank of questions for use in the classroom.

Critical Thinking

A Concise Guide

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Author: Tracey Bowell,Gary Kemp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134552335

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Critical Thinking is a much-needed guide to thinking skills and above all to thinking critically for oneself. Through clear discussion, students learn the skills required to tell a good argument from a bad one. Key features include: *jargon-free discussion of key concepts in argumentation *how to avoid confusions surrounding words such as 'truth', 'knowledge' and 'opinion' *how to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument *how to spot fallacies in arguments and tell good reasoning from bad *topical examples from politics, sport, medicine, music *chapter summaries, glossary and exercises Critical Thinking is essential reading for anyone, student or professional, seeking to improve their reasoning and arguing skills.

How to Think Critically

A Concise Guide

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Author: Jeff McLaughlin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770485104

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Jeff McLaughlin’s How to Think Critically begins with the premise that we are all, every day, engaged in critical thinking. But as we may develop bad habits in daily life if we don’t scrutinize our practices, so we are apt to develop bad habits in critical thinking if we are careless in our reasoning. This book exists to instill good thinking habits: attentiveness to word choice, avoidance of fallacies, and effective construction and assessment of arguments. With relatable and often amusing examples included throughout, the book adopts a degree of technical sophistication that is rigorous and yet still easily applied to ordinary situations. Readers are presented with a traditional step-by-step method for analysis that can be applied to all argument forms. Hundreds of exercises (with solutions) are included, as are several random statement generators which can be used to create thousands of additional examples. Venn diagrams, truth tables, and other essential concepts are presented not as definitions for academic study but as tools for better thinking and living.

Concise Guide to Critical Thinking

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Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190692896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Concise Guide to Critical Thinking is a clear and economical introduction to critical thinking and argumentative writing. Based on the market-leading text a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/catalog/9780199018680.html"The Power of Critical Thinking/a, this concise version provides thoroughcoverage of foundational topics including identifying, evaluating, and devising deductive and inductive arguments; obstacles to critical thinking; inference to the best explanation; and evaluating evidence, authority, and credibility.

Critical Reasoning and Philosophy

A Concise Guide to Reading, Evaluating, and Writing Philosophical Works

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Author: Andrew Holowchak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742534254

Category: Philosophy

Page: 151

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Critical Reasoning & Philosophy is an innovative and clearly written handbook that teaches studnets how to read critically, think critically while they read, and write thoughtful, sound arguments in response.

Thinking Critically

A Concise Guide

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Author: John Chaffee

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618348824

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Offers a brief course designed to improve critical thinking skills, covering reasoning, fundamental thinking, constructing arguments, and solving problems.

Critical Thinking - Concise Edition

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Author: William Hughes,Jonathan Lavery

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770485872

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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Critical Thinking is a comprehensive introduction to the essential skills of good reasoning, refined and updated through seven editions published over more than two decades. This concise edition offers a succinct presentation of the essential elements of reasoning that retains the rigor and sophistication of the original text. The authors provide a thorough treatment of such central topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies, how to recognize and avoid ambiguity, and how to distinguish what is relevant from what is not. A companion website provides a range of interesting supplements, including interactive review materials, supplemental readings, and writing tips.

Kleines Wörterbuch für Liebende

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Author: Xiaolu Guo

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641149452

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Lost in Translation zwischen Peking und London Die junge Chinesin Zhuang reist zum ersten Mal in den Westen und taucht in eine fremde Welt ein. Sprache und Umgangsformen, Essen und Trinken, Liebe und Sex – alles ist befremdlich, überraschend und manchmal unbegreiflich. Ebenso amüsante wie erhellende Missverständnisse verbinden sich zu einem rasanten Verwirrspiel zwischen Ost und West und Mann und Frau. Ein außergewöhnliches Lesevergnügen! Als Zhuang in London ankommt, fühlt sie sich vollkommen verloren. Ihre Eltern haben sie in den Westen geschickt, damit sie Englisch lernt. Doch es ist nicht nur die fremde Sprache, die ihr Mühe macht. Sie sieht sich mit unfreundlichen Taxifahrern, ungenießbarem Essen und seltsamen Umgangsformen konfrontiert. Unbekannte Wörter, ungewöhnliche Begebenheiten und verblüffende Beobachtungen hält sie in einem kleinen Notizbuch fest, das zum Rettungsanker im Meer der Missverständnisse wird. Geborgen fühlt sich Zhuang nur im Kino – dort begegnet sie schließlich auch der Liebe. Doch im Westen erweist sich diese als ebenso kompliziert wie der Alltag. Xiaolu Guo inszeniert den Kulturschock erhellend und voller Witz. „Kleines Wörterbuch für Liebende“ ist ein kluges, unterhaltsames Verwirrspiel um kulturelle Unterschiede und nicht miteinander zu vereinbarende Lebensformen. Zugleich ist es eine zärtliche, bittersüße Liebesgeschichte.

Critical Reasoning and Philosophy

A Concise Guide to Reading, Evaluating, and Writing Philosophical Works

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Author: M. Andrew Holowchak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442205237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

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Critical Reasoning and Philosophy is an innovative and clearly written handbook that teaches students how to read critically, think critically while they read, and write thoughtful, sound arguments in response.

A Concise Guide to Education Studies

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Author: Duncan Hindmarch,Fiona Hall,Lynn Machin,Sandra Murray

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 191110683X

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This book explores key contemporary issues in education, featuring the latest theoretical perspectives and policies, aimed at supporting the professional development and understanding of those working or intending to work in the education sector. Both school- and college-based education have faced rapid change over the last few years. A strong research base around the impact of these changes is emerging, enabling a critically informed debate on policy and practice developments. The book provides an up to date evidence-based overview of key changes, their underlying rationale and an examination of alternative viewpoints. The content is concise and focused while still developing readers’ critical thinking skills through tasks embedded within each chapter as well as a distinct section on critical reflective thinking. Other key topics include inclusion, leadership, community education, comparative education, research and education futures.

Preparing for the BMAT

The Official Guide to the BioMedical Admissions Test

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Author: Nick Sample,Isabel Thomas

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435280130

Category: Medical colleges

Page: 104

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Helps students to develop the thinking skills required for success in the BMAT, which is required by seven universities for entrance onto competitive courses, such as medicine and veterinary science.

Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology

An Introductory Guide

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Author: Guy Gibbon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 075912342X

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology stands out as the most thorough and practical guide to the essential critical reading and writing skills that all students, instructors, and practitioners should have. It provides priceless insight for the here and now of the Theory and Methods of Archaeology classes and for a lifetime of reading, learning, teaching, and writing. Chapters focus on rigorous reasoning skills, types of argument, the main research orientations in archaeology, the basic procedural framework that underlies all schools of archaeology, and issues in archaeology raised by skeptical postmodernists.

Unfuck Yourself

Raus aus dem Kopf, rein ins Leben!

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Author: Gary John Bishop

Publisher: L.E.O Verlag

ISBN: 3957361133

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Wer feststeckt oder an sich zweifelt, wem die Inspiration fehlt oder der Mut – der braucht Gary John Bishop. Doch Vorsicht: Wer sich auf ihn einlässt, dem werden die Ausreden ausgehen! Denn er macht ohne Umschweife klar, dass weder die anderen noch die Umstände unseren Zielen im Wege stehen, sondern dass wir uns selbst mit unserer Negativität sabotieren. Sein brillantes Manifest birgt die wirksamsten Techniken zur Selbstentwicklung, die uns heute zur Verfügung stehen. Ob es um den Beruf, die Liebe oder Finanzen geht, "Unfuck Yourself" gibt den ermutigenden und dringend benötigten Tritt in den Hintern – klar, schnörkellos, genial.

The Power of Critical Thinking

Effective Reasoning about Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims

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Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190852719

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Sixth Edition, provides the broadest range of tools to show students how critical thinking applies in their lives and the world around them. It explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as "inference to the best explanation," scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking.

The Guide to Critical Thinking in Economics

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Author: Richard L. Epstein,Carolyn Kernberger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938421198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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Clear. Concise. The Guide to Critical Thinking in Economics is a summary and guide to the art of reasoning well in economics and in everyday life. Basic Skills of Critical Thinking The text provides a clear-introduction to claims, arguments, analogies, models, experiments, generalizing, and cause and effect reasoning using examples geared to economics students. Mastering Basic Skills Hundreds of examples are included, three-fourths of which are derived from real-life economics applications or are adapted from economics textbooks and journals. Economic Modeling This unique section explores the way models are created in economics. By looking at the process of creating models, students learn how abstraction from data benefits economic analysis. Self-Paced Presentation The text is designed to be used by students without taking class time away from economics studies. Richard L. Epstein received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and has written numerous books on logic, critical thinking, and mathematics. He has been a National Academy of Sciences Scholar and a Fulbright Fellow and is currently head of the Advanced Reasoning Forum. Carolyn Kernberger received her B.G.S. cum laude from New Mexico Tech and her M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of New Mexico. She has taught in the United States, Japan, and at the College of Micronesia FSM, where she was also the Accreditation Officer.

ZEN oder die Kunst der Präsentation

Mit einfachen Ideen gestalten und präsentieren

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Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3864914035

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Garr Reynolds ist wieder da. Autor des über 150.000 Mal verkauften Bestsellers über Präsentationsde- sign und Vortragskunst. Er zeigt uns in dieser neuen Auflage seines Klassikers "Zen oder die Kunst der Präsentation", dass man sein Publikum mit klarer Darstellung und guten Geschichten am besten erreicht. Garr greift die gängige Vorstellung von "Folienpräsentationen" an und zeigt, wie wir anregende und erfolgreichere Präsentationen gestalten und vortragen können. Er inspiriert mit neuen Beispielen und zeigt Techniken, mit denen wir Lärm und Ablenkung des modernen Lebens ausblenden und die Zuhörerschaft fesseln können. Garr verbindet seine Argumente mit den Lehren des Zen und weist damit den Weg zu einfache- ren und effektiven Präsentationen, die vom Publikum angenommen, erinnert und - vor allem - beherzigt werden. "Presentation Zen änderte mein Leben und das Leben meiner Kunden. Die Philosophie, die Garr in seinem Buch so elegant erläutert, wird Ihr Publikum inspirieren. Denken Sie nicht einmal daran, eine Präsentation ohne dieses Buch zu halten!" (Carmine Gallo, Autor von "The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs") "Garr hat hinsichtlich der Art, wie wir über die Macht von Präsentationen denken, Neuland betreten. Noch wichtiger: Er hat eine ganze Generation von Kommunikatoren gelehrt, wie sie ihre Aufgabe besser erledigen. Verpassen Sie dieses Buch nicht." (Seth Godin, legendärer Präsentator und Autor von "We Are All Weird") "Wenn Ihnen Qualität und Klarheit Ihrer Präsentationen wichtig sind - und das sollten sie - nehmen Sie dieses Buch, lesen Sie jede Seite und beherzigen Sie seine Lehren. Presentation Zen ist ein zeitgenössischer Klassiker." (Daniel H. Pink, Autor von "Drive" und "Unsere kreative Zukunft")

Studieren - Das Handbuch

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Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423603

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".