Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0415471824
ISBN-10: 0415471826
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Reviews of earlier editions:



'This concise guide offers relevant, rigorous and approachable methods…The authors focus on analysing and assessing arguments in a thoughtfully structured series of chapters, with clear definitions, a glossary, plenty of examples and some useful exercises.'

Will Ord, Times Educational Supplement

‘In my view this book is the most useful textbook on the market for its stated audience. It provides exceptionally clear explanations, with sufficient technical detail, but without over-complication. It is my first-choice text for teaching critical thinking to first-year undergraduate students.’

Dawn Phillips, University of Southampton

‘…written with actual undergraduates, and the standard mistakes and confusions that they tend to be subject to, clearly borne in mind…’

Helen Beebee, University of Manchester

'This is the best single text I have seen for addressing the level, presumptions, and interests of the non-specialist.'

Charles Ess, Drury University

About the Author

Tracy Bowell is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.  Gary Kemp is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, UK.


Product Details

  • File Size: 655 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (September 11, 2009)
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002KAAKHQ
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I tried to stay focused on what he was attempting to get across but his constant rhetoric about Obama and other liberal agenda was VERY distracting. I don't share his political beliefs and feel that if the book isn't on politics, he needs to keep the references out. If I didn't have to read this for a class I would throw it out!
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Too many university text books have been authored by a person who has not been able to publish real scholarship, such as a book length treatment of a philosophical question. I read through this book and tried to imagine how the authors might be, because the book is very, very dull and exceptionally long winded. Then out of curiosity I googled the authors. One of them made me stop questioning the invention of the Niqab. I found very little scholarship attributed to that person, which made me suspect that I had not read the words of a real authority---even if it's just about basic, simple logic. The information contained in this book could have been reduced to about three pages. The rest is just academic silicone.
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I don't know why this book has got such poor reviews.It's a very through explanation of formal arguments and the process of analyzing arguments to determine if they are sound or not, and of course covering the types of logical fallacies.

I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to study the subject. However, it's pretty dry and not suitable for anyone who wants a brief introduction. I used the book for self-study. I took my time and wrote up study notes as I went, and I got a lot out of the book.
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