How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age

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McGraw-Hill Education, Jan 28, 2013 - Philosophy - 352 pages
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This concise and engaging text teaches the basic principles of good reasoning through an examination of widely held beliefs about the paranormal, the supernatural, and the mysterious. By explaining what distinguishes knowledge from opinion, science from pseudoscience, and evidence from hearsay, How to Think about Weird Things helps the reader develop the skills needed to tell the true from the false and the reasonable from the unreasonable.

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Review: How to Think about Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I flagged this book to read after seeing it mentioned in an article about critical thinking some time ago. I was hoping for a serious look into critical thinking. This was not that book. The authors ... Read full review

Review: How to Think about Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age

User Review  - Jonathan Phares - Goodreads

My wife read the previous edition in a philosophy course in college, and drew a lot from it. A couple years later, as I have been looking to develop my ability to influence and convince, and to ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Lewis Vaughn is an independent scholar and freelance writer living in Amherst, New York. He is the author of Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays (2006) and The Power of Critical Thinking (2007, 2nd ed.) and the coauthor of Doing Philosophy: An Introduction Through Thought Experiments (2006, 3rd ed.), The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (2007, 3rd ed.), and How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age (2005, 4th ed.). He is the former editor of Free Inquiry Magazine and the former executive editor and cofounder of Philo.

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