Critical Thinking: An Introduction to the Basic Skills

Critical Thinking is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. The authors provide a thorough treatment of such topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies, the importance of inference, how to recognize and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. This seventh edition adds a chapter on legal reasoning, and grants access to a substantial website of additional questions and other interactive resources.

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    1. Reasoning and Critical Thinking
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    2. Meaning and Definition
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    3. Clarifying Meaning
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    4. Reconstructing Arguments
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    5. Strategies for Assessing Arguments
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    6. Assessing Truth-Claims
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    7. Assessing Relevance
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    8. Assessing Adequacy
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    9. Deductive Reasoning
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    10. Inductive Reasoning
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    11. Scientific Reasoning
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    12. Moral Reasoning
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    13. Legal Reasoning
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    14. Arguing Back
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    15. Irrational Techniques of Persuasion
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    17. Writing and Assessing Argumentative Essays
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    18. Strategies for Organizing an Argumentative Essay
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    Appendix I Paradoxes and Puzzles
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    Appendix II Answers to Self-Tests
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    Glossary
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