Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 221 pages
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This book helps readers bridge the gap between simply memorizing or blindly accepting information and the greater challenge of critical analysis and synthesis. It teaches them to respond to alternative points of view and develop a solid foundation for making personal choices about what to accept and what to reject as they read and listen. Chapter titles include: The Benefit of Asking the Right Questions; What are the Issue and the Conclusion?; What Are the Reasons?; What Are the Value Conflicts and Assumptions?; Are There Any Fallacies in the Reasoning?; How Good Is the Evidence: Intuition, Appeals to Authority, and Testimonials?; and What Reasonable Conclusions Are Possible?. For any critical reader who wants to enhance and develop better reasoning skills in order to make rational decisions.

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Asking the Right Questions When I was asked to add a critical thinking module to a recent creative thinking session I turned to Asking the Right Questions by M. Neil Browne and Stuart Keeley for one ... Read full review

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An excellent guide to not only the analysis of other people's arguments, but also in responsibly creating good arguments to be presented to others. Unfortunately, the book was slightly more by the ... Read full review


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