Critical Thinking: Consider the Verdict

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004 - Philosophy - 488 pages
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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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Contents

A Few Important Terms
10
Whats the Question?
25
Relevant and Irrelevant Reasons
35
Copyright

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Bruce N. Waller is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University. He is the author of "The Natural Selection of Autonomy", "Consider Ethics: Theory, Readings, and Contemporary Issues", and other books.

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