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Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason Hardcover – March 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0415997133 ISBN-10: 0415997135 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415997135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415997133
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,296,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Peg Tittle’s Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason is the ideal book for any class, philosophy and otherwise, in which evaluating arguments is central. Few texts are as thorough, and none are as accessible, clear, and pleasurable. Critical Thinking is chock-full of examples of arguments and fallacies from Tittle’s fecund imagination, as well as an astonishing breadth of sources from classic to contemporary—enough to capture any student’s attention. Add to this some wonderfully lucid diagrams, and you have a book that is unmatched by any in its field."
-Ron Cooper, Professor of Philosophy, College of Central Florida

Critical Thinking is appealing because it is carefully and clearly written, presents concrete and contemporary examples, and is well organized to capture the heuristic that guides students in learning to think critically. In addition, the template for the critical analysis of arguments (introduced in Chapter 1 and helpfully repeated in each chapter) is clear and effective.”
-Lauren Weis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, American University

"Peg Tittle's Critical Thinking is a welcome addition to a crowded field. Her presentations of the material are engaging, often presented in a conversational discussion with the reader or student. The text's coverage of the material is wide-ranging. Newspaper items, snippets from The Far Side, personal anecdotes, emerging social and political debates, as well as LSAT sample questions are among the many tools Tittle employs to educate students on the elemental aspects of logic and critical thinking."
-Alexander E. Hooke, Professor of Philosophy, Stevenson University 

About the Author

Peg Tittle has taught critical thinking and applied ethics at both the university and high school levels.  She is the author of What If…Collected Thought Experiments in Philosophy and the editor of Should Parents be Licensed? and Ethical Issues in Business: Enquiries, Cases, and Readings.

More About the Author

Tittle (M.A., Philosophy; B.Ed., English and Man-in-Society [sic]; B.A., Literature and Philosophy) is the author of Shit that Pisses Me Off (Magenta, 2011), More Shit that Pisses Me Off (Magenta, 2012), Still More Shit that Pisses Me Off, No End to the Shit that Pisses Me Off, Sexist Shit that Pisses Me Off, Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason (Routledge, 2011), What If...Collected Thought Experiments in Philosophy (Longman, 2005), Should Parents be Licensed? Debating the Issues (Prometheus, 2004), and Ethical Issues in Business: Inquiries, Cases, and Readings (Broadview, 2000), and contributor to the high school philosophy text, Philosophy: Questions and Theories (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2003).

She was a columnist for the Ethics and Emerging Technologies website for a year, The Philosopher Magazine's online philosophy café for eight years, and for Philosophy Now for two years; her columns have also been published on a regular basis in Humanist in Canada, Links, and Academic Exchange Quarterly and on an occasional basis on the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies website and in Inroads, The Nugget, Canadian HR Reporter, Elenchus, Teaching and Learning Literature, University Affairs, South Australian Humanist Post, Forum, and The Humanist.

Lastly, she's served on the ethics committee of the North Bay General Hospital and has had a number of positions in education, social services, and recreation.

Visit http://www.pegtittle.com for more information.

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By autofila on July 10, 2013
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I started the book by reading samples.
Then, I realized that the book is awesome and I decided to purchase one.

Highly recommend. If you are skeptical about this book, don't be afraid to read it for educational purposes.
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By Maverick on March 10, 2013
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Critical thinking is counter-intuitive. Rarely people think critically unless they teach themselves to do it . This book will show you how.
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By Amazon Customer on January 17, 2013
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This is an excellent critical thinking text written by a clever and creative critical thinker. Her anthology "What If?" is excellent too: the short readings are perfect for engaging philosophical issues in and out of the classroom.

This book has a helpful webpage from the publisher with extra material and exercises, but Amazon won't let the link be posted. :(
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This book is worth its weight in gold.
The author must definitely love critical thinking because this book is filled with love. Every single page is written with care and there are plenty of examples for practice. This books is definitely is perfect for those who like lots of practice questions and examples, and the book's companion website has free supplementary material that could fill two more books of this length. I'm really surprised that there are not more reviews for this book. I came to Amazon.com to see what other customers who read this book also enjoyed reading; saw only one review, and had to log on just to write one.
This book is worth about $200 and should be used in every university's philosophy department for critical thinking courses.

A+++
Daniel Millsap
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arrived on time but the although it was the same edition the teacher had . the book was different
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