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Critical Thinking, Ninth Edition

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More than any other textbook, Moore and Parker's Critical Thinking has defined the structure and content of the critical thinking course at colleges and universities across the country--and has done so with a witty writing style that students enjoy. Current examples relevant to today's students bring the concepts of critical thinking to life in vivid detail. This ninth edi ...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published July 22nd 2008 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published June 13th 1989)
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Jocelyn
I just read a book on logic
So you’d better watch your back!
Now I’m armed with thinking critical
And ready to attack!

I can pulverize your straw man;
I can see through your smokescreen;
And to innuendo I’ll apply
Deductive reasoning.

And if you should try to toss
A sly red herring in my way,
I’ll crank out a syllogism
That’ll surely make my day.

So don’t try to argue with me
Because that would not be cool.
We’d soon know who is the smarty-pants
And who’s the sorry fool.

(I think I’ll earn a Ph.D.
By studying ph
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Jade
Critical Thinking is an interesting, humorous and useful read. However, the title can be somewhat misleading – critical thinking is usually considered to be a method of thinking that questions assumptions, but also a tool to aid people in analysing the information around them, guiding them towards conclusions as far as both beliefs and actions are concerned. This book does definitely not provide a general overview of all aspects of critical thinking, but seems more focused on enabling the reader ...more
Lauren Cunningham
I appreciate the effort put into being amusing and eye catching with this book. I did learn a decent amount about literary manipulation and how people purposely persuade others to believe what they want them to believe.
Yilin Peng
Maybe it's just because as a debater I'm quite familiar with fallacies, argumentation, etc., I think this book is too general and lacks depth. I have expected much more than an textbook-style walk-through.
Robyn
I was assigned to read this book for a class also titled Critical Thinking. It was a required class and the subject matter had me feeling a bit apprehensive. (I guess it was the bad memories of that Logic class I took in college years ago.)

Thankfully, the book is less daunting than I had first imagined. The writing style is accessible, and even conversational at times. The authors include real-life scenarios to illustrate their points. This helps the reader to grasp this difficult subject rather
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Mark Sobralske
This was one of the most useful books I read as an undergrad. Especially the chapters on how to spot others' reasoning fallacies in arguments, spoken or print. Those skills along with other critical thinking skills should be taught in grade school, yet it seems many are taught to only consume information and not think critically.
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