Critical thinking isn't as easy as it sounds. CRITICAL THINKING shows you how decision-making errors are made, and how to avoid them. By combining simple explanations with time-tested theories, CRITICAL THINKING helps you meet the challenges of life head-on. And because it includes over one thousand examples drawn from everyday life and tons of study tools, this textbook helps you get the grade you need.
Guides the college level student through the fundamentals of reasoning, the structure of arguments, how to avoid bad arguments, and the specific kinds of arguments used in reasoning. Intended for a one- semester introductory course, the text includes a particularly useful chapter discussing the principles of rational discussion and a guide to repairing arguments. Some 1,200 exercises and hundreds of relevant examples help clarify the concepts discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)