9780767415897

Beyond Feelings : A Guide to Critical Thinking

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  • ISBN13:

    9780767415897

  • ISBN10:

    0767415892

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2000
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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Summary

This succinct, interdisciplinary introduction to critical reasoning successfully dares students to question their own assumptions and to enlarge their thinking world through the analysis of the most common problems associated with everyday reasoning. The text offers a unique and effective organization: Part I explains the fundamental concepts; Part II describes the most common barriers to critical thinking; Part III offers strategies for overcoming those barriers; Part IV offers a selection of contemporary issues that invite students to practice their skills.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

PART I. THE CONTEXT

1. Who Are You? /

2. What Is Critical Thinking? /

3. What Is Truth? /

4. What Does It Mean to Know? /

5. How Good Are Your Opinions? /

6. What Is Evidence? /

7. What Is Argument?

PART II. THE PITFALLS /

8. The Basic Problem: “Mine Is Better” /

9. Errors of Perspective /

10. Errors of Procedure /

11. Errors of Expression /

12. Errors of Reaction /

13. The Errors in Combination

PART III. A STRATEGY /

14. Knowing Yourself /

15. Being Observant /

16. Selecting an Issue /

17. Conducting Inquiry /

18. Forming a Judgment /

19. Persuading Others

Notes

Index

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