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Thinking Critically teaches the fundamental thinking, reasoning, reading, and writing abilities that students need for success. The text begins with basic skills related to personal experience and then carefully progresses to the more sophisticated reasoning skills required for abstract, academic contexts. The Ninth Edition maintains the hallmarks that make Thinking Critically an effective tool for both instructors and students. Each chapter provides an overview of an aspect of critical thinking, such as problem-solving, perception, and the nature of beliefs--all of which are reinforced by provocative readings and Thinking Activities for student review and practice. Visual Thinking features provide images for evaluation and discussion, while Thinking Passages present readings and questions for analysis. Exercises, discussion topics, and writing assignments encourage active participation and prompt students to critically examine others' thinking, as well as their own.
Table of Contents
|Thinking Living an "Examined"|
|Life A Roadmap to Your Mind|
|Working Toward Goals Images|
|Decision-Making, and Thinking|
|About Visual Information|
|An Organized Approach to Making Decisions|
|Discovering "Who" You Are Living|
|Creatively Final Thoughts|
|Situations with Questions|
|Viewing Situations from Different Perspectives|
|Perspectives with Reasons and Evidence|
|Discussing Ideas in an Organized Way|
|Becoming a Critical Thinker|
|Thinking Critically About Problems|
|Introduction to Solving Problems|
|Perceiving and Believing|
|Actively Selecting, Organizing, and Interpreting Sensations|
|Perceiving and Believing|
|Believing and Perceiving|
|Types of Beliefs: Report, Inferences, Judgments|
|Reporting Factual Information|
|Believing and Knowing|
|Knowledge and Truth|
|Thinking Critically About Your Beliefs|
|Using Perspective-Taking to Achieve|
|Based on Indirect Experience|
|Evaluating Online Information|
|Language and Thought|
|The Evolution of Language|
|The Symbolic Nature of Language|
|Using Language Effectively|
|Using Language to Clarify|
|Thinking Using Language in Social Contexts|
|Using Language to Influence|
|Forming Applying Concepts|
|What Are Concepts?|
|The Structure of Concepts|
|Relating Concept with Mind Maps|
|Relating and Organizing|
|Chronological and Process|
|Relationships Comparative and Analogical|
|Relationships Final Thoughts|
|Thinking Critically About Moral Issues|
|What Is Ethics?|
|Your Moral Compass|
|The Thinker's Guide to Moral|
|Understanding Deductive Arguments|
|Constructing Extended Arguments|
|Fallacies of False Generalization|
|Fallacies of Relevance|
|The Critical Thinker's|
|Guide to Reasoning|
|Thinking Critically, Living|
|Creatively Living a Life|
|Philosophy Deciding on a Career|
|Thinking Critically About|
|The Thinker's Guide to Healthy Relationships|
|Choosing the "Good Life"|
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