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Critical Reasoning

A Practical Introduction

By Anne Thomson

Routledge – 1996 – 192 pages

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-13205-3
    December 5th 1996
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-13204-6
    December 5th 1996
    Out-of-print

Description

Reasoning is the everyday process that we all use in order to draw conclusions from facts or evidence. To think critically about what you read and hear is a vital skill for everyone, whether you are a student or not. When we are faced with texts, news items or speeches, what is being said is often obscured by the words used and we may be unsure whether our reasoning, or that of others, is in fact sound. By the end of this topical and exercise-based introduction to critical thinking, you will be able to:

* identify flaws in arguments

* analyse the reasoning in newspaper articles, books or speeches

* approach any topic with the ability to reason clearly and to think critically

This stimulating new introduction to reasoning will appeal to all those who would like to improve their reasoning skills, whether at work, in class or in the seminar.

Reviews

Praise for the first edition:'For the reader wanting a general introduction to critical reasoning, this book is a good one. It contains some good advice and plenty of practical examples.' - Philosophy Today

'Admirable clarity, supported by a wealth of useful examples and exercises.' - Philosophical Books

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Analysing Reasoning 3. Evaluating Reasoning 4. Recognising Implications 5. Two skills in the Use of Language 6. Exercising the Skills of Reasoning 7. Answers to Exercises

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Categories: Introductory Philosophy, Critical Thinking