Critical Reasoning

A Practical Introduction

Author: Anne Thomson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415241200

Category: Philosophy

Page: 209

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Reasoning is the everyday process through which we draw conclusions from facts or evidence. This book provides a topical and exercise-based introduction to critical thinking.
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GMAT Critical Reasoning

Author: Manhattan Prep

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1941234224

Category: Study Aids

Page: 264

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Adapting to the ever-changing GMAT exam, Manhattan Prep’s 6th Edition GMAT Strategy Guides offer the latest approaches for students looking to score in the top percentiles. Written by active instructors with 99th-percentile scores, these books are designed with the student in mind. The GMAT Critical Reasoning strategy guide demystifies critical reasoning by teaching a clear, consistent, and effective approach to understanding an argument’s logic and choosing the best answer to the given question. Unlike other guides that attempt to convey everything in a single tome, the GMAT Critical Reasoning strategy guide is designed to provide deep, focused coverage of one specialized area tested on the GMAT. As a result, students benefit from thorough and comprehensive subject material, clear explanations of fundamental principles, and step-by-step instructions of important techniques. In-action practice problems and detailed answer explanations challenge the student, while topical sets of Official Guide problems provide the opportunity for further growth. ​Used by itself or with other Manhattan Prep Strategy Guides, the GMAT Critical Reasoning strategy guide will help students develop all the knowledge, skills, and strategic thinking necessary for success on the GMAT. Purchase of this book includes one year of access to Manhattan Prep’s Critical Reasoning Question Bank. All of Manhattan Prep's GMAT Strategy Guides are aligned with the GMAC Official Guide, 2016 edition.
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How to Think Straight

An Introduction to Critical Reasoning

Author: Antony Flew

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615922156

Category: Psychology

Page: 164

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Practical reasoning and clear thinking are essential for everyone if we are to make sense of the information we receive each day. Being able to quickly know the difference between valid and invalid arguments, the contradictory versus the contrary, vagueness and ambiguity, contradiction and self-contradiction, the truthful and the fallacious, separates clear thinkers from the crowd. How to Think Straight lays the foundation for critical reasoning by showing many ways in which our thinking goes awry. Celebrated philosopher Antony Flew entertainingly instructs on the many and varied faults that occur in argument, the power of reason, how to challenge assertions and find evidence, and how not to be persuaded by half-truths. Flew also examines poor reasoning, and why we should be concerned with finding the truth. Lucid, terse, and sensible, with study questions and exercises to help along the way, this enlightening second edition will help you develop the skills necessary to argue and reason effectively by following a few simple, easy-to-remember directions.
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Critical Reasoning in Ethics

A Practical Introduction

Author: Anne Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134694083

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Critical Reasoning in Ethics is an accessible introduction that will enable students, through practical exercises, to develop their own skills in reasoning about ethical issues such as: * analysing and evaluating arguments used in discussions of ethical issues * analysing and evaluating ethical concepts, such as utilitarianism * making decisions on ethical issues * learning how to approach ethical issues in a fair minded way Ethical issues discussed include the arguments about abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, animal rights, the environment and war. The book will be essential reading for philosophy, health, social work and nursing courses.
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Critical Reasoning in Contemporary Culture

Opacity, Theory, and Reality, 1960-1991 -- An Israeli Perspective

Author: Richard A. Talaska

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791409794

Category: Philosophy

Page: 422

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Here we have, for the first time in a single volume, diverse perspectives on the meaning, conditions, and goals of critical reasoning in contemporary culture. Part One emphasizes critical reasoning and education, engaging the debate over the connection between critical reasoning skills and the learning of the content. Part Two offers analyses of the theoretical, methodological, and historical debates concerning critical reasoning abilities. The authors represent a variety of disciplines and theoretical approaches which lend the book valuable intellectual pluralism. The book evaluates other aspects of critical thinking such as creativity, insight, questioning, learning, practical thought, interpretation, intellectual prejudice, and the historical and temporary aspects of thought.
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Critical Reasoning and Science

Looking at Science with an Investigative Eye

Author: Mark Holowchak

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761837947

Category: Science

Page: 273

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Critical Reasoning and Science is an attempt to eliminate or at least diminish the feeling of estrangement that students may feel toward science. It is divided into three parts—a brief introduction to critical reasoning and science, a critical look at philosophical issues related to science, and a critical look at the practice of science. Overall, this work is unique in aim and functionality, as it is the first book to offer students a critical approach both to the philosophy and to the practice of science. Moreover, it aims to do so in a user-friendly manner by introducing material in short, digestible units (called "modules"). Each module has several history-of-science text boxes throughout as well as key terms, text questions, and text-box questions at its end. There are also ample practice exercises to test students on the material.
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Critical Reasoning 3e

A Practical Introduction

Author: Anne Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135267421

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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We all engage in the process of reasoning, but we don't always pay attention to whether we are doing it well. This book offers the opportunity to practise reasoning in a clear-headed and critical way, with the aims of developing an awareness of the importance of reasoning well and of improving the reader's skill in analyzing and evaluating arguments. In this third edition, Anne Thomson has updated and revised the book to include fresh and topical examples which will guide students through the processes of critical reasoning in a clear and engaging way. In addition, two new chapters on evaluating the credibility of evidence and decision making and dilemmas will fully equip students to reason well. By the end of the book students should be able to: identify flaws in arguments analyze the reasoning in newspaper articles, books and speeches assess the credibilty of evidence and authorities make sound decisions and solve dilemmas approach any topic with the ability to reason and think critically.
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Critical Reasoning and Philosophy

A Concise Guide to Reading, Evaluating, and Writing Philosophical Works

Author: M. Andrew Holowchak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442205237

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

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Critical Reasoning & Philosophy has been praised as an innovative and clearly written handbook that teaches new philosophy students how to read, evaluate, and write in a critical manner. Concise, accessible language and ample use of examples and study modules help students gain the basic knowledge necessary to succeed in undergraduate philosophy courses, and to apply that knowledge to achieve success in other disciplines as well. With a reorganized presentation, fresh modules, new examples and illustrations, the second edition is even more clear and accessible to students.
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Critical Reasoning

A Romp Through the Foothills of Logic for the Complete Beginner

Author: Marianne Talbot

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781512066029

Category:

Page: 416

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This book will help you to reason critically; to recognise, analyse and evaluate arguments and to classify them as inductive or deductive. It will introduce you to fallacies (bad arguments that look like good arguments) and, in two optional chapters, to the rudiments of formalisation. Linked to Marianne Talbot's hugely successful Critical Reasoning podcasts (downloaded 4 million times from iTunesU!), and full of interactive exercises and quizzes, the book was written to satisfy demand from fans of the podcasts. Marianne is the Director of Studies in Philosophy at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education.
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