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Concise Guide to Critical Thinking (Paperback)

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Lewis Vaughn's Concise Guide to Critical Thinking offers a compact, clear, and economical introduction to critical thinking and argumentative writing. Based on his best-selling text, The Power of Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition, this affordable volume is more manageable than larger textbooks yet more substantial than many of the smaller critical thinking handbooks.


* Six chapters on identifying, evaluating, and devising deductive and inductive arguments

* A chapter on obstacles to critical thinking

* Comprehensive coverage of inference to the best explanation

* Extensive treatment of scientific reasoning, with chapters on inductive reasoning, causal arguments, scientific theories and inference, and scientific method and theory evaluation

* Emphasis on evaluation of evidence, authority, and credibility

* A chapter on fallacies and rhetorical persuaders

* A substantial chapter on writing argumentative essays

* Numerous exercises, including review questions, exercises for applying critical thinking skills, writing assignments and prompts, and self-assessment quizzes

About the Author

Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Living Philosophy, Second Edition (OUP, 2017), The Moral Life, Sixth Edition (2017), and Bioethics, Third Edition (OUP, 2016).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780190692896
ISBN-10: 0190692898
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 1st, 2017
Pages: 352
Language: English