The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning about Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims (Paperback)

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The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Fifth Edition, explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as inference to the best explanation, scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking.

FEATURES

* Hundreds of diverse exercises, examples, and illustrations

* Text boxes that apply critical thinking to student experience

* Step-by-step guidelines for evaluating claims, arguments, and explanations

* A glossary of important terms and many reminders, summaries, and review notes.

About the Author


Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life, Second Edition (2015), Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas (2014), Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Ninth Edition (2013), The Moral Life, Fifth Edition (2013), and Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases (2012), all published by Oxford University Press. He is the former editor of Free Inquiry and the former executive editor and cofounder of Philo.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780199385423
ISBN-10: 0199385424
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 15th, 2015
Pages: 600
Language: English