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: 9780199385423

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Page: 600

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The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Fifth Edition, 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. FEATURES * Hundreds of diverse exercises, examples, and illustrations * Text boxes that apply critical thinking to student experience * Step-by-step guidelines for evaluating claims, arguments, and explanations * A glossary of important terms and many reminders, summaries, and review notes

The Power of Critical Thinking / Writing Philosophy Pack

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Author: Lewis Vaughn,Chris MacDonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195439090

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Page: N.A

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The Power of Critical Thinking is an introductory text for courses in critical thinking. This book covers arguments, belief and doubt, faulty reasoning, deductive and inductive reasoning, and inference; it also offers an introduction to the issues specific to both scientific and moralreasoning. The authors' presentation emphasizes the application of critical thinking skills in disciplines outside of philosophy. The colloquial and friendly tone makes a potentially difficult subject accessible to students. The addition of Canadian material has only enhanced this accessibility byproviding students with examples and illustrations that will be familiar to them.Package Contains:9780195425031 Power of Critical thinking9780195430547 Writing Philosophy

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 Thinking, fourth edition

An Introduction to the Basic Skills

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Author: William Hughes,Jonathan Lavery

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115733

Category: Philosophy

Page: 403

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"William Hughes's Critical Thinking, recently revised and updated by Jonathan Lavery, is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. Hughes and Lavery give a thorough treatment of such traditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies and how to spot them, the importance of inference, how to recognise and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. But they also cover a variety of topics not always treated in books of this sort - special concerns to keep in mind when reasoning about ethical matters and how the nature of a language can affect the structure of an argument. The book gives a lucid treatment of the differences between descriptive and evaluative meaning: one person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist." "For the fourth edition, Jonathan Lavery has added a new chapter on scientific reasoning, expanded the treatment of analogies, added numerous examples, and revised and updated the text throughout."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education

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Author: M. Davies,R. Barnett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137378050

Category: Education

Page: 646

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The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education provides a single compendium on the nature, function, and applications of critical thinking. This book brings together the work of top researchers on critical thinking worldwide, covering questions of definition, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, research, policy, and application.

Knowledge, Control and Critical Thinking in Singapore

State ideology and the politics of pedagogic recontextualization

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Author: Leonel Lim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317499964

Category: Education

Page: 194

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This book examines how critical thinking is regulated in Singapore through the process of what the influential sociologist of education Basil Bernstein termed "pedagogic recontextualization". The ability of critical thinking to speak to alternative possibilities and individual autonomy as well as its assumptions of a liberal arrangement of society is problematized in Singapore’s socio-political climate. By examining how such curricular discourses are taken up and enacted in the classrooms of two schools that cater to very different groups in society, the book foregrounds the role of traditional high-status knowledge in the elaboration of class formation and develops a critical understanding of post-developmental state initiatives linked to the parable of modernization in Singapore. Knowledge, Control and Critical Thinking in Singapore offers chapters on: • Critical Thinking and the Singapore State: Meritocracy, Illiberalism and Neoliberalism • Sacred Knowledge and Elite Dispositions: Recontextualizing Critical Thinking in an Elite School • Power, Knowledge and Symbolic Control: Official Pedagogic Identities and the Politics of Recontextualization This book will appeal to scholars in comparative education studies, curriculum studies and education reform. It will also interest scholars engaged in Asian studies who are struggling to understand issues of education policy formation and implementation, particularly in the areas of critical thinking and other knowledge skills.

The Power of Technology for Learning

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Author: Noah P. Barsky,Mike Clements,Jakob Ravn,Kelly Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402087479

Category: Education

Page: 224

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In today’s dynamic global business environment where knowledge is a main asset and learning becomes the most important process, Business Education needs to employ the right practices to develop future leaders. Businesses require graduates that become true experts. But can business schools indeed create learning experiences that address the needs of the global marketplace? Can they teach students to build learning organizations? The articles in this volume detail successful approaches developed by business educators and researchers. The approaches have been implemented to solve real problems and to provide students with the ethical and analytical abilities they will need to both compete and contribute to the betterment of others. The thematic part of this volume focuses on the potential of interactive on-line activities to promote business and economics education. They demonstrate the benefits that learning technologies can bring and show how to overcome potential problem issues.