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