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Critical Thinking: Developing an Effective World View

Critical Thinking: Developing an Effective World View
Author: Gary Jason
ISBN 13: 9780534573898
ISBN 10: 534573894
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2001-02-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $117.95

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)