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How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age 6th Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0073535777
ISBN-10: 007353577X
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 319 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 6 edition (February 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007353577X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073535777
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of several books, including: Philosophy Here and Now (2013); Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases, Second Edition (2013); Great Philosophical Arguments (2012); Classics of Philosophy (2011); Philosophy: The Quest for Truth, Eighth Edition (2012); How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age, Sixth Edition (2011); Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues, Third Edition (2013); Doing Philosophy: An Introduction Through Thought Experiments, Fourth Edition (2010); The Moral Life, Fourth Edition (2011); and Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays (OUP, 2005).

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This book is my go-to book for so many things: entertainment, leisure, education, deep thought, humor, argument building, and on and on and on.
There are complete paragraphs in this book I've memorized, because this book is able to put into words those ideas and beliefs I've always had but have never been able to articulate with any substantial strength or conviction. The book basically is a tutorial on debunking the ridiculous, the metaphysical, the belief systems of unproveable hocus-pocus. It does so in a way that is both unintentionally humorous, while at the same time quite empowering. It's a perfect book for agnostics or aethiests, myself being the former. It's also a great book for practicioners of stoicism and/or cynicism, again myself being the former.
My whole life I'd been looking for a book exactly like this. I feel more well-rounded for reading it. And again, I believe like me, if you purchase this book and are of liberal mind, you will refer to it time and again.
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this is one text book i won't be sending back. Really interesting- scientific way of thinking about the paranormal. Reads like a novel- couldn't put it down.
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This book was strange, but it spoke alot about logic and reason. Not a bad read.
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This book teaches critical thinking skills to methodically evaluate any sort of claim. These could include medical, scientific or paranormal claims, among others. The authors take the reader on a step-by-step lesson plan that teaches one how to look critically at claims made about things like alternative medicine, out-of-body experiences and the like. At the end of each chapter they provide questions and problems to challenge the reader and reinforce the lessons taught. For anyone who needs to deal with these issues on a personal level, or who needs to deal with people who believe some outlandish things, this is excellent training ground. What I found most satisfying in the book is that, true to their own teaching, where a claim cannot be proven or disproven beyond a reasonable doubt, the authors state so, even though you can pretty much figure out what side they are on.
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This book was great for my class when i needed it
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Our world is increasingly reliant on science yet our daily lives are assaulted with pseudo-science distributed by the misinformed or the mischievous. This book is essential reading for those who would like to be able to differentiate between the two and develop or hone their critical thinking skills.
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