- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions; 2 edition (July 23, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0536859345
- ISBN-13: 978-0536859341
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.7 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,992,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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decision making, developing a belief system and knowing why you think the way you think. Unfortunately
in our world many believe things that have no evidence and is a repeat of what was told to them. It is of
great importance to look for scientific and medical evidence and reliable research and studies to give
some credibility to what we think is actually a part of our world. Otherwise we may believe myths, rumors,
superstitions, follow charismatic cult figures and listen to nonsense and call it fact.
I like this book and recommend it highly.
This is a valuable book. However, it does contain some flaws. It uses recent political examples where frequently the settled facts are not clear. It seems ironic that a book teaching critical thinking should require its readers to already be critical thinkers when it comes to sortin out the authors political opinion. Furthermore, as a classroom text, these examples could spark debate that could distract the class from understanding the concept being taught. The book also has not been properly proof-read. There are occassional minor lapses in grammar and spelling: This can become mildly annoying. The books preface praising "Socrates" as he is found in Plato is also distressing. I am not certain that Socrates is the model critical thinker given that many of the claims of Platonism are explicitly anti-empirical. Last, the book should treat the relationship between epistemology and metaphysics to logic more deeply. For this see David Kelly's and H.W.B Joeseph's books.
The book does have many virtues though. Topics of rhetoric like evaluating sources and being aware of weasal words are covered in this book: These topics are rarely taught and certainly should be taught along with the other parts of logic. This is a major virtue. The excercises are well constructed and force the reader to apply his new found understanding to the world; his knowledge is not allowed to remain unconnected to his everyday thinking.
This is a very good book with some minor flaws.
No quality checks before dispatch?
This book is going straight back.
I will amend the review when/if a replacement comes.