The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Fifth Edition, explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as "inference to the best explanation," scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking.
* Hundreds of diverse exercises, examples, and illustrations
* Text boxes that apply critical thinking to student experience
* Step-by-step guidelines for evaluating claims, arguments, and explanations
* A glossary of important terms and many reminders, summaries, and review notes