Critical Reflection: A Textbook for Critical Thinking

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2005 - 516 páginas
In an era of information overload, our need to learn how to critically evaluate the growing flood of information has never been greater. Critical Reflection showcases the role of reason in a world saturated by media-enhanced persuasion and complex scientific and technological jargon.Drawing from the classic philosophical texts, this engaging textbook on the art of analyzing arguments is also relevant to today's undergraduates in its use of real-life examples and exercises drawn mainly from media and politics. Malcolm Murray and Nebojsa Kujundzic cover the standard subjects in a one-semester course on critical thinking, offering ways to analyze arguments
 

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Conteúdo

Overview
3
Argument Components
16
Mapping an Argument
42
Language Use
73
Definitions
107
Acceptability Conditions
145
Translation
179
Validity
201
Causation and Probability
307
Science
340
Arguments by Analogy
365
Fallacies
397
Answers to Select Questions
451
Vegetarianism and Moral Duty
501
Bibliography
507
Direitos autorais

Validity
264

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Sobre o autor (2005)

Malcolm Murray is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Prince Edward Island.
Nebojsa Kujundzic is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Prince Edward Island.

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