Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide
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Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide is a much-needed guide to argument analysis and a clear introduction to thinking clearly and rationally for oneself. Through precise and accessible discussion this book equips students with the essential skills required to tell a good argument from a bad one.

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clear, jargon-free discussion of key concepts in arg...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Routledge (first published November 8th 2001)
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Reading this now. It's a practical book that aims to help readers become critical thinkers.

It is divided into seven chapters.

Chapter one talks about what critical thinking is and why it matters. It also talks about what an argument is and what its elements are.

Chapter two talks about the deductive form of argument.

Chapter three talks about the inductive form of argument.

Chapter four talks about rhetorical ploys and logical fallacies.

Chapter five talks about reconstructing arguments, which is on...more
Principles well-explained. There are some points I don't agree with. But overall, the purpose of the book which is to help me develop my ability to critically think and argue, has been accomplished.
This readable book offers methods of thinking and analysing arguments with plenty of examples for the non-specialists.
Very good -- really helped to clarify my thinking process.
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