Critical Thinking 4th Edition

It is the only text on critical thinking in which students work with illustrations to convert the nonverbal into arguments and arrive at conceptual understanding.

Author: Richard L. Epstein

Publisher:

ISBN: 1938421027

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 433

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With more than 1,000 everyday examples and exercises, the text engages and challenges the student. It is the only text on critical thinking in which students work with illustrations to convert the nonverbal into arguments and arrive at conceptual understanding.

Critical Thinking

Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons.

Author: Tracy Bowell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317677185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

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We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us – to influence our beliefs and actions – by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis and assessment of arguments. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Key topics discussed include: core concepts in argumentation how language can serve to obscure or conceal the real content of arguments; how to distinguish argumentation from rhetoric how to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as ‘truth’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘opinion’ how to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument how to distinguish good reasoning from bad in terms of deductive validly and induction. This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with a new introduction for each chapter and up-to-date topical examples. Particular revisions include: practical reasoning; understanding quantitative data, statistics, and the rhetoric used about them; scientific reasoning; the connection to formal logic and the logic of probability; conditionals; ambiguity; vagueness; slippery slope arguments; and arguments by analogy. The dynamic Routledge Critical Thinking companion website provides thoroughly updated resources for both instructors and students including new examples and case studies, flashcards, sample questions, practice questions and answers, student activities and a testbank of questions for use in the classroom.

The Power of Critical Thinking

The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Sixth Edition, provides the broadest range of tools to show students how critical thinking applies in their lives and the world around them.

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190852712

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Sixth Edition, provides the broadest range of tools to show students how critical thinking applies in their lives and the world around them. It explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as "inference to the best explanation," scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking.

Thought and Knowledge

Thought & Knowledge, Fourth Edition is appropriate for use as a textbook in critical thinking courses offered in departments of psychology, philosophy, English, humanities, or as a supplement in any course where critical thinking is ...

Author: Diane F. Halpern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135643812

Category: Psychology

Page: 472

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Thought & Knowledge, Fourth Edition is appropriate for use as a textbook in critical thinking courses offered in departments of psychology, philosophy, English, humanities, or as a supplement in any course where critical thinking is emphasized

Critical Thinking fourth edition

The book gives a lucid treatment of the differences between descriptive and evaluative meaning: one person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist.

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551115735

Category: Philosophy

Page: 403

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"William Hughes's Critical Thinking, recently revised and updated by Jonathan Lavery, is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. Hughes and Lavery give a thorough treatment of such traditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies and how to spot them, the importance of inference, how to recognise and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. But they also cover a variety of topics not always treated in books of this sort - special concerns to keep in mind when reasoning about ethical matters and how the nature of a language can affect the structure of an argument. The book gives a lucid treatment of the differences between descriptive and evaluative meaning: one person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist." "For the fourth edition, Jonathan Lavery has added a new chapter on scientific reasoning, expanded the treatment of analogies, added numerous examples, and revised and updated the text throughout."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Learning to Think Things Through

The 4th edition reflects streamlined writing, with changes and substantial edits on virtually every page. "This text stacks op very well against its competition because it is concise.

Author: Gerald M. Nosich

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0321944127

Category: Education

Page: 256

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- For Freshman Orientation or Critical Thinking courses as well as a supplementary text for use in any subject-matter at any educational level. This concise, effective guide is designed to help students learn to think critically in any subject-matter. Learning to Think Things Through presents a combination of instruction and exercises that shows the reader how to become active learners rather than passive recipients of information, use critical thinking to more fully appreciate the power of the discipline they are studying, to see its connections to other fields and to their day-to-day lives, and to maintain an overview of the field so they can see the parts in terms of the whole. The model of critical thinking (used throughout the book) is in terms of the elements of reasoning, standards, and critical thinking processes. This model is well-suited to thinking through any problem or question. The 4th edition reflects streamlined writing, with changes and substantial edits on virtually every page. 0321944127 / 9780321944122 Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2013 Update -- Access Card Package consists of: 0321943252 / 9780321943255 NEW MyStudentSuccessLab 2013 Update -- Value Pack Access Card 0137085141 / 9780137085149 Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum

Critical thinking for Students 4th Edition

WHAT IS CRITICAL THINKING? It might seem odd to have to start a book on a subject by having to ask the question of what it's about. In the case of Critical ...

Author: Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848034204

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Critical Thinking is a core skill needed to make all your studies more effective. This totally revised and updated book is a must if you want to find out how to develop your own arguments and evaluate other people's. Specifically, you will need to look at others' assumptions and their use of evidence. Learn too how to spot, and rectify, weaknesses of your own. An indispensable book, especially for students following the OCR AS-level course in Critical Thinking.

The Art of Reasoning

The Art of Reasoning not only introduces the principles of critical thinking and logic in a clear, accessible, and logical manner—thus practicing what it preaches—but it also provides ample opportunity for students to hone their skills ...

Author: David Kelley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393930788

Category: Philosophy

Page: 605

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Students learn logic by practicing it—by working through problems, analyzing existing arguments, and constructing their own arguments in plain language and symbolic notation. The Art of Reasoning not only introduces the principles of critical thinking and logic in a clear, accessible, and logical manner—thus practicing what it preaches—but it also provides ample opportunity for students to hone their skills and master course content.

The Power of Critical Thinking

Emphasizing the importance of critical thinking to personaldevelopment and success, The Power of Critical Thinking provides students with the skills they need to engage meaningfully with the world around them - both inside and outside of ...

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0199018685

Category:

Page: 560

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This comprehensive and engaging introduction to the essential components of critical analysis uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine how psychological and social factors can impede clear thinking and lead to faulty reasoning. Emphasizing the importance of critical thinking to personaldevelopment and success, The Power of Critical Thinking provides students with the skills they need to engage meaningfully with the world around them - both inside and outside of the classroom.

Logic

A comprehensive and student-friendly introduction to logic and critical reasoning that demonstrates the relevance of logic in everyday lifeFeaturing an exceptionally clear writing style and a wealth of real-world examples and exercises, ...

Author: Stan Baronett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190691875

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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Does not include all chapters from the main book--publisher's comments.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work Social Welfare Critical Thinking Perspectives

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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840028660

Category: Education

Page: 608

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Karen K. Kirst-Ashman's introductory book enhances the reader's ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. The topics covered include practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Critical Thinking for Students

Learn too how to spot, and rectify, weaknesses of your own. An indispensable book, especially for students following the OCR AS-level course in Critical Thinking.

Author: Roy van den Brink-Budgen

Publisher: How to Books Limited

ISBN: 1845283864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

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The skills of Critical Thinking are important whatever subject you are studying. They enable you to assess what's been said or written by asking the right questions: 'What does this mean?' 'What else could it mean?' 'What other evidence do I need?' With your answers, you can suggest other explanations or scenarios: 'Perhaps it's this rather than that'. As a creative, enquiring thinker, you can then move on to produce well-argued material of your own. This new edition has been totally updated, but it continues in the tradition of the earlier editions in that it is invaluable for all students, whether you're doing a course in Critical Thinking (like the AS-level) or not. It quite simply covers everything you need to become a skilled Critical Thinker. REVIEWS: suitable for the AS level; and for a level, Advanced GNVQ and university students who - will not only be able to better understand their course material but also to produce better essays and assignmentsA" FOCUS ON BUSINESS EDUCATION a really useful introduction to developing and improving a core skillA" ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES AUTHOR BIOG: Dr ROY VAN DEN BRINK-BUDGEN is widely acknowledged as having played a leading role in the development of Critical Thinking over more than twenty years. His experience in assessing and teaching the subject is unrivalled in the UK. CONTENTS: Preface to 4th Edition 1. Giving Claims a Significance 2. Explanations 3. Inferences 4. Assumptions 5. More Building Up of Arguments 6. Evaluation of Arguments - Looking at Evidence 7. Evaluation of Arguments - Weaknesses in Reasoning 8. Analogies, Hypotheses Definations and Principles 9. Credibility of Evidence 10. Producing Arguments Resources for further study Additional information for the exercises Index.

Thought and Knowledge

The book's clear writing style, with an engaging and humorous tone, is supported by practical examples and anecdotes.A new integrated theme is the increased need for critical thinking in the age of the internet.

Author: Diane F. Halpern

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1848726295

Category: Psychology

Page: 637

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This best-selling textbook, written by award-winning educator and past president of the American Psychological Association, Diane F. Halpern, applies theory and research from the learning sciences to teach students the thinking skills they need to succeed in today's world. This new edition retains features from earlier editions that have helped its readers become better thinkers. A rigorous academic grounding based in cognitive psychology is presented in a clear writing style with a humorous tone and supported by numerous practical examples and anecdotes. Thought and Knowledge, Fifth Edition has been revised to help students meet the challenges of a global neighborhood and make meaningful conclusions from the overwhelming quantity of information now available at the click of a mouse. The skills learned with this text will help students learn more efficiently, research more productively, and present logical, informed arguments. Thought and Knowledge, Fifth Edition is appropriate for use as a textbook in critical thinking courses offered in departments of psychology, philosophy, English, humanities, or as a supplement in any course where critical thinking is emphasized.

Critical Thinking

Bowell, T. and Kemp, G. (2015) Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide (4th edition). London: Routledge. A detailed, clear exploration of the field that's ...

Author: Tom Chatfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526418777

Category:

Page: 328

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Do you need to demonstrate a good argument or find more evidence? Are you mystified by your tutor's comment 'critical analysis needed'? What does it really mean to think well - and how do you learn to do it? Critical thinking is a set of techniques. You just need to learn them. So here’s your personal toolkit for demystifying critical engagement. I’ll show you how to sharpen your critical thinking by developing and practicing this set of skills, so you can… Spot an argument and get why reasoning matters Sniff out errors and evaluate evidence Understand and account for bias Become a savvy user of technology Develop clear, confident critical writing. Designed to work seamlessly with a power pack of digital resources and exercises, you'll find practical and effective tools to think and write critically in an information-saturated age. No matter whether you're launching on your first degree or arriving as an international or mature student, Critical Thinking gives you the skills, insights and confidence to succeed. In your critical thinking toolkit Watch the 10 commandments videos – life rules to change how you think Smart Study boxes share excellent tips to whip your work into shape BuzzFeed quizzes to test what (you think) you know Space to scribble! Journal your thoughts, questions, eureka moments as you go Chat more online with #TalkCriticalThinking Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

From Critical Thinking to Argument

From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argument. With only fifteen readings, this affordable guide can stand alone or complement an anthology.

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 1457649950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argument. With only fifteen readings, this affordable guide can stand alone or complement an anthology. Comprising a condensed version of the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors’ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. This versatile text features treatment of classic and modern approaches including Aristotelian, Toulmin, and Rogerian argument, as well as a new chapter on analyzing pop culture texts. Like other volumes in the Bedford/St Martin’s popular series of Portable Anthologies and Portable Guides, From Critical Thinking to Argument offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers of writing and their cost-conscious students.

Critical Thinking fifth edition

Now I have added chapter 17, “Strategies for Organizing an Argumentative Essay” as an expansion of the final chapter of the 4th edition.

Author: Jonathan Lavery

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770481117

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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William Hughes's Critical Thinking, revised and updated by Jonathan Lavery, is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. Hughes and Lavery give a thorough treatment of such traditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies, the importance of inference, how to recognize and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. The authors also cover less traditional topics such as special concerns to keep in mind when reasoning about ethical matters, and how the nature of a language can affect the structure of an argument. In addition to covering basic concepts for analyzing and assessing arguments, the text also has two chapters that are designed to help students write argumentative essays. Last but not least, Critical Thinking includes a selection of logical paradoxes and puzzles that are as entertaining as they are enlightening. For the fifth edition particular attention has been paid to the needs of Canadian students and instructors.

Infusing Critical Thinking Into Your Course

Learning to think things through: A guide to critical thinking across the curriculum (4th ed.). Pearson/Prentice Hall. Nuhfer, E., Harrington, R., Pasztor, ...

Author: Linda B. Nilson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781642671711

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Critical thinking—every scholar in the literature has defined it, but there is no clearly agreed upon definition. No wonder polls and surveys reveal that few college-level faculty can define critical thinking or know how to teach it. Still, critical thinking keeps appearing in accreditation standards and surveys of the skills employers seek in college graduates. The good news is that we do know that critical thinking can be taught. But the concept cries out for the simplification, translation into discipline-relevant course outcomes, tangible teaching strategies, and concrete assessment techniques that this book will provide. Like a course or a workshop, this book proposes learning outcomes for the reader—promises of what the reader will be able to do after reading it. These include: • explain what critical thinking is in simple terms; • convincingly explain to students why it is important for them to learn critical thinking, and, if they tune out, what they stand to lose; • overcome the challenges that teaching critical thinking presents; • identify the type of course content to which critical thinking can be applied and, therefore, that readers can use to teach critical thinking; • integrate critical thinking into the design of a new or existing course in any discipline; • write assessable critical thinking learning outcomes that are compatible with and make sense in any discipline; • select and adapt activities and assignments that will give students no- or low-stakes practice with feedback in critical thinking using a variety of questions, tasks, and teaching methods.