For courses in Critical Thinking or Informal Logic.Unique in perspective, this text provides a general approach to critical thinking skills that can be applied to all disciplines. With an emphasis on writing, as well as on deciding what to believe or do, it offers extended discussions, examples, and practice of such skills as observing, making judgments, planning experiments, and developing ideas and alternatives.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins :
1. Introduction: Decision and Argument.
Argument. Check-Ups. Check-Up 1A. Six Basic Elements in Critical Thinking: The FRISCO Approach. Writing a Position Paper Using Critical Thinking. Responsibility for the Wise Exercise of Your Knowledge. Chapter Summary. Check-Up 1B. Suggested Answers for Chapter 1.
2. Argument Analysis: Identifying Conclusions and Reasons.
The Murder Trial. Conclusions and Reasons. Check-Up 2A. Check-Up 2B. Propositions with Two or More Parts. Figuring Out the Conclusion. Since and Because in Explanations that Try to Account for Something. Summary So Far. Check-Up 2C. An Alternative: Diagramming the Whole Argument. Check-Up 2D. Suggested Answers for Chapter 2.
3. The Credibility of Sources.
Four Basic Criteria for Credibility. Tabulating the Results. Check-Up 3A. Further Criteria. Check-Up 3B. Fallacy Labels. Chapter Summary. Check-Up 3C. Suggested Answers for Chapter 3.
- Data Publicarii : 1996
- Editie : 1
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 425
- ISBN : 9780133747119