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More than any other textbook, Moore and Parker's Critical Thinking has defined the structure and content of the critical thinking course at colleges and universities across the country--and has done so with a witty writing style that students enjoy. Current examples relevant to today's students bring the concepts of critical thinking to life in vivid detail. This ninth edition offers an abundance of new exercises and examples, as well as a renewed focus on the importance of developing critical thinking skills.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Critical Thinking Basics Chapter 2: The Anatomy and Varieties of Arguments Chapter 3: Clear Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Clear Writing Chapter 4: Credibility Chapter 5: Persuasion through Rhetoric: Common Devices and Techniques Chapter 6: More Rhetorical Devices: Psychological and Related Fallacies Chapter 7: More Fallacies Chapter 8: Deductive Arguments I: Categorical Logic Categorical Claims Chapter 9: Deductive Arguments II: Truth-Functional Logic Chapter 10: Inductive Arguments Analogical Arguments Chapter 11: Causal Arguments Chapter 12: Moral, Legal, and Aesthetic Reasoning