About this title Designed to help students develop the quality of their thinking and to respond effectively to often confusing and contradictory messages, Good Reasoning Matters! In addition to examining the most common features of faulty reasoning, the text introduces a variety of argument schemes and rhetorical techniques that will help students solve problems and construct sound arguments. Extensive exercises and examples taken from such sources as social media sites, newspapers, and topical news articles encourage students to consider a wide range of views and perspectives. The fifth edition features a glossary, chapter summaries, extensive revised exercises, and a revamped Companion Website. About the Author: Professor Leo A. Groarke is professor of philosophy and provost at the University of Windsor.

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A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking Leo Groarke and Christopher Tindale Philosophers who are more sensitive to the rhetorical dimensions of argumentation are starting to write critical thinking texts that reflect this appreciation. Science and Practice Robert Cialdini. Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely. Reductio ad Absurdum 3.

It features a wealth of new exercises, updated chapter summaries, new inter-chapter references, new study questions, and updated web links. Conditions of Acceptability 3. Speech Acts and the Principles of Communication 2. Appeals to Precedent 4. Rules for Good Definitions 5.

Arguments From Ignorance 3. Arguers and Systems of Belief 4. Mistakes Were Made but not by me Carol Tavris. The Laws of Truth Nicholas Smith. Simple and Extended Arguments 2. Verderber and Erina L. Good Reasoning Matters J.

He is currently a Reasonong in the Department of Philosophy at theUniversity of Windsor, having recently come from Trent University where her was the acting chair of the Department of Philosophy. The Power of Logic F. In addition to examining the most common features of faulty reasoning—slanting, bias, propaganda, vagueness, ambiguity, and a common failure to consider opposing points of view—the book introduces a variety of argument schemes and rhetorical techniques.

Practically Speaking Dan Rothwell. How the World Discovered Logic M. The Believing Brain Michael Shermer. Psychology and Cognitive Biases. Arguments from Authority 4. Rsasoning Passport in America Craig Robertson. Scientific Reasoning and Science Literacy. Good Reasoning Matters Kijiji in Ontario. Applying the Criteria 7. Erasoning also includes an analysis of visual argumentation, which has become a significant aspect of critical thinking in the 21st century.

Pseudoscience, Skepticism and Critical Thinking. His academic interests include ethics, aesthetics, and the history of ideas. Using Words Precisely 2. Tricks of the Mind Derren Brown. His primary interests are in argumentation theory, Greek philosophy, and moral issues.

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Good Reasoning Matters!: A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking

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This completely revised edition also includes a section which gives sample answers to some of the many exercises found throughout the book. Many books on In this second edition of their successful book, the authors introduce over new examples of argumentation from contemporary and ancient sources, ranging from Plato and Aristotle to university student newspapers. Many books on reasoning emphasize fallacies, or bad arguments--an emphasis that can promote the jaded attitude that logic is a tool of finding fault with arguments and arguers. This innovative approach to critical thinking emphasizes the construction of good arguments instead. By isolating and focusing on the components of good reasoning, it teaches readers how to reason well and build their own good arguments. Bad arguments are treated as those which violate the criteria governing the good arguments.

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