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Critical Inquiry by Michael Boylan
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Mar 04, 10

bookshelves: guide-books, philosophy

1) Critical Inquiry is the process by which one examines, deconstructs, and evaluates an argument (fact).
2) This is a necessary skill in the classroom, and in our media heavy environment (assertion).
3)This book will guide the reader through the process of critical inquiry, provide examples and exercises, and help you construct your own arguments (assertion).
4) This book is a good read if one isn't very familar with deconstructing arguments, the philosophy of doing so, or writing your own.

My outline there is a little half-assed, but you get the idea. A little dry, meant to be a classroom text with readability. I really liked how Boylan argues that one should be generous when reading an argument rather than just looking on how to cut it down.

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