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The Power of critical thinking: effective reasoning about ordinary and extraordinary claims

Author: Vaughn, Lewis Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 2010.Edition: 3rd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 588 p. : Ill./Photos ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780195377927Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary


The Power of Critical Thinking Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims Brief Contents PREFACE xv Part I BASICS CHAPTER I The Power of Critical Thinking 3 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 Obstacles to Critical Thinking 35 Making Sense of Arguments 67 Part 2 REASONS CHAPTER 4 Reasons for Belief and Doubt 123 CHAPTER 5 Faulty Reasoning 176 Part 3 ARGUMENTS CHAPTER 6 Deductive Reasoning: Propositional Logic 217 CHAPTER 7 CHARTER 8 Deductive Reasoning: Categorical Logic 251 Inductive Reasoning 284 Part II EXPLANATIONS CHAPTER 9 Inference to the Best Explanation 341 CHAPTER 10 CHAPTER Judging Scientific Theories 389 11 Judging Moral Arguments and Theories 448 for Evaluation 479 to Exercises 517 to Self-Assessment Quizzes 545 APPENDIX A Essays APPENDIX B Answers APPENDIX C Answers NOTES 567 GLOSSARY 571 CREDITS 578 INDEX 581

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