Critical thinking: consider the verdict
This introduction to critical thinking teaches individuals how to integrate all their logic skills into the critical decision-making process they undertake in their own lives as citizens and consumers. Organized around lively and authentic examples drawn from jury trials, contemporary political and social debate, and advertising, the book discusses not only how to detect fallacies, but also how to examine, appreciate, and construct cogent arguments. For a lifetime of thinking critically and creating arguments about any and all of life's controversies.
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Deductive and Inductive Arguments
Whats the Question?
Relevant and Irrelevant Reasons
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