Critical thinking : a concise guide / Tracy Bowell and Gary Kemp.
- 3rd ed.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
x, 294 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- Critical thinking.
Critical thinking -- Study and teaching.
Language and logic.
- Critical thinking: a concise guide is a much-needed guide to argument analysis and a clear introduction to thinking clearly and rationally for oneself. Through precise and accessible discussion this book equips students with the essential skills required to tell a good argument from a bad one. This third edition has been revised and updated throughout, with new exercises, and up-to-date topical examples, including: "real-world" arguments; practical reasoning; understanding quantitative data, statistics, and the rhetoric used about them; scientific reasoning; and expanded discussion of conditionals, ambiguity, vagueness, slippery slope arguments, and arguments by analogy.
- Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the third edition
Introduction and preview
Linguistic phenomena and rhetorical ploys
Logic: deductive validity
Logic: inductive force
The practice of argument-reconstruction
Issues in argument assessment
Truth knowledge and belief.
- Includes glossary.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Kemp, Gary, 1960 Oct. 15-
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