Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual, First Canadian Edition, 1st edition

  • Sherry DIestler
  • Colleen Mahy

Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual, First Canadian Edition

ISBN-13:  9780132061360


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What Is a Critical Thinker and When Do I Need to Be One?

I Know What I Think—Don’t Confuse Me with Facts

Who Said So? And Who Are They Anyway?

What’s Your Point?

The text will train you to distinguish high-quality, well-supported arguments from arguments with little or no supporting evidence.  Its tone and clarity of approach has long made this text a favourite for critical thinking courses.  Becoming a Critical Thinker, Canadian edition, contains many articles, examples and references that reflect our Canadian society, including key thinkers, writers and broadcast media. Canadian students will certainly benefit from exposure to models that are relevant, educational, provocative, and in some cases inspirational.

Table of contents

Chapter 1      Foundations of Arguments

Chapter 2      Values and Ethics

Chapter 3      Reality Assumptions

Chapter 4      Inductive Arguments: Statistical and Causal Generalizations

Chapter 5      Inductive Generalizations: Controlled Studies and Analogies

Chapter 6      Reasoning Errors

Chapter 7      The Power of Language

Chapter 8      Suggestion in Media

Chapter 9      Fair-Mindedness

Chapter 10    Persuasive Speaking

Published by Pearson Canada (January 31st 2009) - Copyright © 2010