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Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User-Friendly Manual, 7th edition

  • Sherry DIestler
Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User-Friendly Manual

ISBN-13: 9780134899046

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7th edition

Published byPearson (July 12th 2019) - Copyright © 2020


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    A bound printed text you can rent, fulfilled by Chegg. At the end of the rental period, you can choose to keep the text for a flat fee.

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This print textbook is available for students to rent for their classes. The Pearson print rental program provides students with affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed.

For courses in Critical Thinking

Teach students how to think critically about the things that matter in their lives
Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User-Friendly Manual trains students to become critical thinkers, thoughtful decision makers, and confident advocates for their beliefs. To this end, author Sherry Diestler guides readers to develop the skills they’ll need to successfully evaluate the many claims facing them as citizens, learners, consumers, and human beings — and to become effective advocates for their beliefs. In addition to updated examples, the 7th Edition offers coverage of engaging contemporary topics — such as how social media affects decision making and how marketers influence consumers — that will resonate with today’s students.


Table of contents

1. Foundations of Arguments
2. Values and Ethics
3. Reality Assumptions
4. Inductive Arguments
5. Inductive Generalizations
6. Reasoning Errors
7. The Power of Language
8. Suggestion in Media
9. Fair-Mindedness
10. Persuasive Speaking

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