- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (24 July 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415471834
- ISBN-13: 978-0415471831
- Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 17.3 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 391,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide Paperback – 24 Jul 2009
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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.
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Top Customer Reviews
Yes, this is a foundation level book; but without this foundation, or one like it, you will struggle. So good I'm buying again for Kindle!
If you are an undergraduate student, this book is definitely oriented to you, so it might be the right one for you. I am not in a position to necessarily recommend it to an undergrad, but certainly consider it.
If you are a post-graduate student, steer clear. This is not the critical thinking book for you. There are much better books geared toward post-graduate study.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had brought this for my brother and he has made much use of it. This has improved his knowledge loadsPublished on 13 July 2013 by GeekUK