Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide

Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide

ISBN13: 9780415343138
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Attempts to persuade us - to believe something, to do something, to buy something - are everywhere. What is less clear is how to think critically about such attempts and how to distinguish those that are sound arguments. "Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide" is a much needed guide to argument analysis and a clear introduction to thinking clearly and rationally for oneself. Accessibly written, this book equips students with the essential skills required to tell a good argument from a bad one. Key features of the book include: - clear, jargon-free discussion of key concepts in argumentation - 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 spot fallacies and tell good reasoning from bad - chapter summaries, exercises, examples and a glossary. The second edition has been updated to include topical new examples from politics, sport, medicine and music, as well as new exercises throughout.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 336
Item Height 241 mm
Item Width 19 mm
Item Weight 589 Gram
Product Dimensions 19 x 241 x 171
Publisher Routledge
Format Paperback | 336

'This concise guide offers relevant, rigorous and approachable methods... thoughtfully structured series of chapters, with clear definitions... this book [is] a valuable resource for developing a useful understanding of methods of persuasion.' - Times Educational Supplement

Tracy Bowell is lecturer in philosophy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Gary Kemp is lecturer in philosophy at Glasgow University.