Good reasoning matters! : a constructive approach to critical thinking.

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Full title: Good reasoning matters! : a constructive approach to critical thinking.
Alternative titles: Good reasoning matters.
Main author: Groarke, Leo, 1953-
Other authors: Tindale, Christopher W.
Little, J. Frederick.
Format: Book           
Edition: Fifth edition /


Summary: Everyone thinks. But what does it mean to think critically? And what does it mean to create a good or a bad argument? In an age of fast technological and informational advances, living and working in the world is frequently and dramatically changing. We are constantly bombarded with messages conveyed via newspapers, television, and radio through to the social media that is now part of everyday life. The amount of information available to us is immense and growing rapidly. Designed to help students develop the quality of their thinking and to respond effectively to these often confusing and contradictory messages, Good Reasoning Matters! offers a guide to evaluating and constructing arguments. In addition to examining the most common features of faulty reasoning, the text introduces a variety of argument schemes and rhetorical techniques that will help students solve problems and construct sound arguments. Extensive exercises and examples taken from sources such as social media sites, newspapers, and topical news articles encourage students to consider a wide range of views and perspectives.
Other authors: Tindale, Christopher W., Little, J. Frederick.
Language: English
Published: Don Mills, Ontario : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Classmark: A168 /535817
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780195445756
0195445759
9780199010004
0199010005