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Critical Thinking: For SQA Higher and Intermediate 2 Philosophy Paperback – 20 Jul 2007

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  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Kynoch & Blaney (20 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955397316
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955397318
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 435,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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John Rafferty has produced with his text, Critical Thinking for SQA Higher & Intermediate 2 Philosophy (2007), just exactly what students and teachers working on Higher and Intermediate courses need. It is a text that neither assumes too much nor asks too much, but is pitched at that important developmental level where there has been such a gap in published material for so long in Scotland. The text takes students through quite complex philosophical points concerning the nature and mechanics of argument and introduces them to fallacies in their various manifestations. Importantly, John Rafferty has also provided the reader with a whole variety of activities and exercises which stimulate thinking and give students the opportunity to learn through doing. Critical Thinking for SQA Higher & Intermediate 2 Philosophy (2007) is an invaluable addition to the resources available for learning and teaching Philosophy in Scotland.
Jim Carmichael, Lecturer in Philosophy at Anniesland College, Glasgow -- PRE PUBLICATION REVIEWER COMMENTS

`Although there are other books on logic and critical thinking, this book is, as far as I know, the only one currently written specifically for the SQA's units on `Critical Thinking in Philosophy'. In doing this John has performed a great service for those lecturers and teachers trying to resource their courses. John Rafferty has the knack of taking what can be for some students a difficult topic and explaining it in a clear and easily understood way. The many exercises will not only help the busy teacher but will be invaluable to the student, for this is a book that is intended to be used and not just read.' Colin Price, SQA Principal Assessor for Philosophy and Principal Teacher of Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies at The High School of Glasgow -- PRE PUBLICATION REVIEWER COMMENTS

`Lucid, thorough and engaging, this book is an ideal introductory text for Critical Thinking in the Scottish curriculum. Students will particularly appreciate the activities, with answers, which carefully guide the reader from chapter to chapter. It deserves, moreover, a wider readership: any student of law, social sciences or media will find that it sharpens the ear for poor reasoning, while members of the public interested in clear thinking will like-wise find it a stimulating read.'
Jane Henderson, Senior Lecturer in Communication and Core Skills, James Watt College of Further & Higher Education
-- PRE PUBLICATION REVIEWER COMMENTS

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This book contains everything that one needs for both Intermediate 2 and Higher, and then some more. This book definitely played a huge role in getting an A at Higher level.
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