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Thinking Critically : A Concise Guide - John Chaffee

Thinking Critically

A Concise Guide

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Designed as a brief, supplemental text for any course in which critical thinking is a key component, this Concise version of Chaffee's acclaimed Thinking Critically teaches the fundamental thinking, reasoning, reading, and writing abilities that students need for academic success. This streamlined text highlights skill development.

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1. Thinking Living an "Examined" Life Working Towards Goals Making Decisions Analyzing Issues Final Thoughts 2. Thinking Critically Thinking Actively Carefully Exploring Situations with Questions Thinking Independently Viewing Situations from Different Perspectives Supporting Diverse Perspectives with Reasons and Evidence Discussing Ideas in an Organized Way Becoming a Critical Thinker 3. Solving Problems Thinking Critically About Problems Introduction to Solving Problems Solving Complex Problems Solving Nonpersonal Problems 4. Perceivin, Believing, and Knowing Actively Selecting, Organizing, and Interpreting Sensations What Factors Shape Your Perceptions? Thinking Critically About Perceptions Constructing Beliefs Believing and Knowing Knowledge and Truth 5. Reporting, Inferring, and Judging Reporting Factual Information Inferring Judging Final Thoughts 6. Constructing Arguments Recognizing Arguments Evaluating Arguments Understanding Deductive Arguments Final Thoughts 7. Reasoning Critically Inductive Reasoning Empirical Generalization Fallacies of False Generalization Causal Reasoning Causal Fallacies Fallacies of Relevance The Critical Thinker's Guide to Reasoning 8. Thinking Critically, Living Creatively Living Creatively Living a Life Philosophy Glossary Acknowledgments Index

1. Thinking Living an 'Examined' Life Working Towards Goals Making Decisions Analyzing Issues Final Thoughts 2. Thinking Critically Thinking Actively Carefully Exploring Situations with Questions Thinking Independently Viewing Situations from Different Perspectives Supporting Diverse Perspectives with Reasons and Evidence Discussing Ideas in an Organized Way Becoming a Critical Thinker 3. Solving Problems Thinking Critically About Problems Introduction to Solving Problems Solving Complex Problems Solving Nonpersonal Problems 4. Perceivin, Believing, and Knowing Actively Selecting, Organizing, and Interpreting Sensations What Factors Shape Your Perceptions? Thinking Critically About Perceptions Constructing Beliefs Believing and Knowing Knowledge and Truth 5. Reporting, Inferring, and Judging Reporting Factual Information Inferring Judging Final Thoughts 6. Constructing Arguments Recognizing Arguments Evaluating Arguments Understanding Deductive Arguments Final Thoughts 7. Reasoning Critically Inductive Reasoning Empirical Generalization Fallacies of False Generalization Causal Reasoning Causal Fallacies Fallacies of Relevance The Critical Thinker's Guide to Reasoning 8. Thinking Critically, Living Creatively Living Creatively Living a Life Philosophy Glossary Acknowledgments Index

ISBN: 9780618348824
ISBN-10: 0618348824
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 17th September 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition