Good Arguments: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004 - Philosophy - 212 pages
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This book proceeds from CT in everyday life to sophisticated critical thinking in academic fields, with chapters which clearly outline the types of evidence in science, the social sciences, and the humanities. Unlike most other books, it offers a clear description of CT as the comparison of formulas of CT. Chapter topics include issue, conclusion, and reason; how to create alternative arguments; deciding to accept an argument; assumptions and implications; prescriptions; deliberations; experiment, correlation, and speculation; and problem solving by way of review. For a lifetime of thinking critically, reading the good arguments of others, and creating your own—across a wide spectrum of subjects.

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Contents

Issue Conclusion and Reason
13
How to Create Alternative Arguments
31
Compare the Evidence
47
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