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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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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About the author (2013)

Lewis Vaughn is an independent scholar and freelance writer living in Amherst, New York. He is the author of several leading textbooks, including Beginning Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy.

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