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

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Mayfield Pub., 1999 - Critical thinking - 300 pages
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Designed to help readers sharpen their reasoning skills, this book takes a critical look at over 50 paranormal or mysterious claims.

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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

Contents

Close Encounters with
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A WEIRDNESS SAMPLER
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The Possibility of the Impossible
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Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Lewis Vaughn is an independent scholar and freelance writer living in Amherst, New York. He is the author of Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays (2006) and The Power of Critical Thinking (2007, 2nd ed.) and the coauthor of Doing Philosophy: An Introduction Through Thought Experiments (2006, 3rd ed.), The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (2007, 3rd ed.), and How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age (2005, 4th ed.). He is the former editor of Free Inquiry Magazine and the former executive editor and cofounder of Philo.

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