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Critical Thinking: an Introduction. 2nd. (2ND)
Critical Thinking: an Introduction. 2nd. (2ND)
Publisher : Cambridge U.P.
Published Date : 2011/09
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781107401983

BookWeb Price : MYR 193.03
Kinokuniya Privilege Card member price : MYR 173.73

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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Place of Publication: Great Britain
Edition: Subsequent
Textual Format: Textbooks,Lower Level
Table of Contents
 
Preface                                            v
    1 Critical thinking: what it is and how it     1  (15)
    can be improved
    2 Identifying reasons and conclusions: the     16 (19)
    language of reasoning
    3 Understanding reasoning: different           35 (15)
    patterns of reasoning
    4 Understanding reasoning: assumptions,        50 (14)
    context and a thinking map
    5 Clarifying and interpreting expressions      64 (19)
    and ideas
    6 The acceptability of reasons, including      83 (15)
    their credibility
    7 Judging the credibility of sources           98 (16)
    skilfully
    8 Evaluating inferences: deductive validity    114(19)
    and other grounds
    9 Evaluating inferences: assumptions and       133(16)
    other relevant arguments
    10 Reasoning about causal explanations         149(18)
    11 Decision-making: options, consequences,     167(17)
    values and risks
    12 How to get reliable information from the    184(28)
    internet (Critical thinking about the
    internet)
Questions appendix                                 212(27)
Answers to questions                               239(37)
Glossary                                           276(9)
Bibliography                                       285(2)
Index                                              287(6)
Acknowledgements                                   293
 

This second edition has been extensively revised with updated examples and a brand new chapter on how to obtain reliable information from the internet. Studying critical thinking involves trying to change the ways in which most of us think. In this second edition of the popular 'Critical Thinking: An Introduction', Alec Fisher concentrates on developing critical thinking skills explicitly and directly. His aim is to teach the ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate ideas and arguments and to show how these skills can be transferred to other studies and everyday life. A new chapter covers getting reliable information from the internet and examples and passages have been replaced by completely new material. The book is also suitable for the independent learner.

Contents
1. What is critical thinking and how to improve it; 2. Identifying reasons and conclusions: the language of reasoning; 3. Understanding reasoning: different patterns of reasoning; 4. Understanding reasoning: assumptions, context and a thinking map; 5. Clarifying and interpreting expressions and ideas; 6. The acceptability of reasons: including their credibility; 7. Judging the credibility of sources skilfully; 8. Evaluating inferences: deductive validity and other grounds; 9. evaluating inferences: assumptions and other relevant arguments; 10. Reasoning about causal explanations; 11. Decision-making: options, consequences, values and risks; 12. Critical thinking about the internet (how to get reliable information from the internet); Questions appendix; Answers to questions; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
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