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

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McGraw-Hill Education, Feb 3, 2010 - Philosophy - 352 pages
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This brief, affordable text helps students to think critically, using examples from the weird claims and beliefs that abound in our culture to demonstrate the sound evaluation of any claim. It explains step-by-step how to sort through reasons, evaluate evidence, and tell when a claim (no matter how strange) is likely to be true. The emphasis is neither on debunking nor on advocating specific assertions, but on explaining principles of critical thinking that enable readers to evaluate claims for themselves. The authors focus on types of logical arguments and proofs, making How to Think about Weird Things a versatile supplement for logic, critical thinking, philosophy of science, or any other science appreciation courses.

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A good reference for teachers or others worrying about the amount of magical thinking in our world. The author writes readably, and has some very interesting insights. The book is fairly loaded with ... Read full review

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User Review  - princemuchao - LibraryThing

Although dry at times, this book addresses logic and critical thinking, and how they can be used to evaluate supernatural claims, in a complete and easy to understand way. A glance at the tags for ... Read full review

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