The Power Of Critical Thinking

Author : Lewis Vaughn
ISBN : 0199385424
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The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Fifth Edition, explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as "inference to the best explanation," scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking. FEATURES * Hundreds of diverse exercises, examples, and illustrations * Text boxes that apply critical thinking to student experience * Step-by-step guidelines for evaluating claims, arguments, and explanations * A glossary of important terms and many reminders, summaries, and review notes
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The Power Of Critical Thinking Effective Reasoning About Ordinary And Extraordinary Claims

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781467250634
Genre : Education
File Size : 79.24 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Power of Critical Thinking, Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims. In this book, you will learn topics such as Making Sense of Arguments, Reasons for Belief and Doubt, Faulty Reasoning, and Deductive Reasoning: Propositional Logic plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

Irrationality

Author : Stuart Sutherland
ISBN : 1780660251
Genre : Psychology
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Why do qualified professional make wrong decisions that cause enormous harm to others? And why do you sit through a boring play just because the tickets were expensive? Drawing on a mass of intriguing research, Stuart Sutherland analyses the causes of irrationality, demonstrating that the trait is present in all of us.
Category: Psychology

Mindless

Author : Simon Head
ISBN : 9780465018444
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 77.18 MB
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Argues that today's complex, computer-intensive management programs are being relied on by large organizations in favor of human expertise and are erroneously dictating business goals at the expense of middle-class workers, professional efficiency and customer service.
Category: Business & Economics

Global Marketing Management

Author : Kiefer Lee
ISBN : 9780199609703
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 49.72 MB
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'Global Marketing Management' provides comprehensive coverage of the issues which define marketing in the world today, equipping students with some of the most current knowledge and practical skills to help them make key management decisions in the dynamic and challenging global trade environment.
Category: Business & Economics

Doing Ethics

Author : Lewis Vaughn
ISBN : 0393919285
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 58.65 MB
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The most accessible and practical introduction to ethical theory, moral issues, and moral reasoning. Doing Ethics emphasizes that moral decision-making is an active process--something one does. It provides students with the theoretical and logical tools that a morally mature person must bring to that process, and it offers an abundance of readings and case studies for consideration and discussion. Real-world relevance and practical pedagogy have made Doing Ethics a leading book in the field.
Category: Philosophy

Philosophy Here And Now

Author : Lewis Vaughn
ISBN : 0199922187
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life, International Edition, is a hybrid text/reader that helps students understand, appreciate, and even do philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Contemporary Moral Arguments

Author : Lewis Vaughn
ISBN : NWU:35556039793781
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 85.43 MB
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More than any other contemporary moral problems reader, Contemporary Moral Arguments focuses on the key arguments that have provoked the most debate in recent ethical issues. The book opens with two introductory chapters on critical reasoning and moral theory, which provide the basis forunderstanding and analyzing the arguments in the subsequent issues chapters (chs. 3-12). In the conventional way, these readings on ethical issues are sorted into 10 topical chapters covering issues such as abortion, sex and marriage, terrorism and torture, economic justice, etc. But the readingswithin these chapters are organized unconventionally, by argument. Each argument is introduced by a briefing that sketches the argument, provides conceptual background for it, and reviews some of the main philosophical responses to it. After the briefing come two to four essays presenting theclassic statement of the argument, critiques and defenses of it, and discussions of related debates. A wide array of pedagogical features enhances understanding:* Essay questions following each of the 28 argument sections, ideal for writing assignments* Four types of boxes throughout:* "Facts and Figures" - statistics on the social, historical and scientific aspects of the chapter's topic* "Public Opinion" - recent opinion polls tracking people's views on moral issues* "Legalities" - summaries of important court rulings and other legal matters* "Time Line" - important events relating to the topic* List of key terms at the end of each chapter, all defined in the glossary* Suggestions for further reading
Category: Philosophy

A History Of Narrative Film

Author : David A. Cook
ISBN : 9780393920093
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 81.73 MB
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Sophisticated in its analytical content, current in its coverage, and informed throughout by fascinating historical and cultural contexts, A History of Narrative Film is one of the most respected and widely read texts in film studies. This Fifth Edition features a new chapter on twenty-first century film, and includes refreshed coverage of contemporary digital production, distribution, and consumption of film. Now 20% shorter, with new four-color design and an updated art program, A History of Narrative Film is also the only film history text available as an ebook.
Category: Performing Arts

Living Philosophy

Author : Lewis Vaughn
ISBN : 0199985502
Genre : Philosophy
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Living Philosophy, a historically organized, introductory hybrid text/reader, guides students through the story of philosophical thought from the Pre-Socratics to the present, providing cultural and intellectual background and explaining why key issues and arguments remain important and relevant today. Featuring an exceptionally clear and accessible writing style, this unique volume brings philosophy to life with well-chosen excerpts from philosophers' works, abundant in-text learning aids, and compelling color photos and illustrations. FEATURES * A comprehensive introductory chapter lays the groundwork for philosophical thinking * "Then and Now," "Details," and "Portrait" boxes throughout the text demonstrate the value and relevance of philosophy * Additional pedagogical aids--chapter objectives and summaries, marginal critical thinking questions, essay/discussion questions, and a glossary--make the material even more engaging and accessible * In-depth coverage of philosophical writing includes step-by-step coaching in argument basics and multiple opportunities to hone critical thinking skills * Charts, tables, and color photos keep students visually engaged * A "How to Write a Philosophy Paper" appendix offers concise, step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective philosophical essay
Category: Philosophy