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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 4, 2009
We are using this textbook for my critical thinking course. It does an excellent job of making informal logic interesting. Even when you are reading about things you already know, Moore and Parker make it a fun read by adding in plenty of real-life examples. The exercises for each chapter are tedious but straightforward and effective -- they require a lot of time to complete but I always have a better understanding of the material after completing them. I would recommend this book for any informal logic course.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2009
This was one of the books that I used for my Introduction to Logic class when I was in high school. Not only are the concepts explained clearly but they are layed out in a way that does not talk down to you. Its fun to read yet very practical in the sense that there are places where the author(s) correlate informal/formal logic concepts with the real world. One example shows how certain rules in Truth-Functional Logic relate to electrical circuits. In particular for AP English Students, this book can be a great complement to your other required texts. I recommend this to high school/college students, professionals, or enthusiasts who are seeking to better understand and improve their critical thinking skills.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2011
I enjoyed this book, it gave me insite on new terminology on how an argument can be evaluated. I found out that news media use a lot of the fallacies described in the text. Also, many of the fallacies mentioned are used everyday through normal conversations between people. I recommmend this book for reading so that a person would understand how our language has other definitions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2011
even with the questions at the back, i still needed a teacher to hold my hand. some of the questions will be simple enough to fool you and then slap you on the face.
it's the first time when no one in my class is understanding the material without breaking down every argument concept down to their fundamental thoughts. "the world is flat" "i believe the world is flat" "the world should be flat" "the world is better flat"

still a good book and an interesting class.
i recommend this book for anyone going into social science / law / english fields.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 31, 2011
This is a very well written textbook, entertaining to read. The authors make this such an easy book to read with clever wit and relevant easy to relate examples. Each chapter contains a great deal of exercises at the end to have plenty of practice with, so you can ensure you'll understand what was covered. The critical thinking techniques in this text are not the easiest things to absorb but with their writing you'll soon master these topics before you even realize it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2011
Moore and Parker's book is the best text I've used for Logic and Critical Thinking. In fact, I've used it for all ten editions. I would not have stuck with a book that long if I didn't think it was the best. It's always current, the exercises are good and helpful, much of the book is amusing while still imparting critical information. I would recommend this for anyone.
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on August 31, 2013
The book came as promised at a fraction of the price being asked at my college's used book rack. I'm not kidding about a fraction. It cost less than $6 + $7 or so for shipping and at the book store is was over $87 and in ragged condition. I feel like I got a steal for this class text.

Thank you!
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on July 28, 2014
It's a great textbook for what it teaches. That being said there were a good chunk of questions that even the teacher said that the publishers messed up on. If you're a super fanatic for critical thinking textbooks this is for you. Other than that, RENT IT or buy it for $15 MAX.
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on May 24, 2014
Needed this for my Philosophy 102 class and it has critical thinking questions and answers in the back, and theories from philosophers. My teacher loves this edition and required it even though it's older, because it does a better job of explaining things than the newer ones.
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on July 31, 2013
I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about critical thinking. The definitions are easy to figure out and the examples of the book were easily relate able.
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