This book stresses comprehensive coverage, concreteness and topicality of illustration, and clarity of prose. Topics are presented in a modular style, making this book ideal for a wide variety of teaching approaches.
A textbook for a one-semester lower level course in critical thinking that has a heavy component of informal logic, typically taught in the philosophy department. Jason (philosophy, San Diego State U.) discusses standard topics such as the nature of statements, identifying single and multiple arguments, and pitfalls of language. He also considers less usual aspects such as what counts as acceptable answers to questions of various types, and the fallacies of emotional appeal. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)