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The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims Paperback – 1 Nov 2009

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"All in all, this is the best book on the market. . . . Chapter 9, 'Inference to the Best Explanation, ' is unique to Vaughn's book and rather brilliant. It is both philosophically interesting and teaches students an important skill."--John Gibson, University of Louisville"The Power of Critical Thinking is unique in that it offers a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of critical thinking in an engaging and approachable manner. It is the best book that I have seen for teaching critical thinking and practical logic skills."--Daniel Engster, TheUniversity of Texas at San Antonio"Two unique features are the stand-alone writing modules and the diverse collections of exercises. . . . including field problems, writing exercises, and quizzes."--Stephen Ma, California State University, Los Angeles

About the Author

Lewis Vaughn is the author or coauthor of several books, including: Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases (OUP, 2008); How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age, Fifth Edition (2007); Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues (2007); Doing Philosophy: An Introduction Through Thought Experiments, Third Edition (2006); and Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays (OUP, 2005).

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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 28 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars After this required read for my English class, I ... 15 Jun. 2016
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After this required read for my English class, I have been able to openly create new topics about research. This is well written book, has key topics about constructive critical thinking.
3.0 out of 5 stars Longwinded, But Funny 17 May 2013
By lily zen - Published on Amazon.com
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I thought this text brought up some good points, but that the chapters were unnecessarily long. A lot of the concepts in here are things most people already know. All the in-chapter examples really aren't necessary. I do think Vaughn writes in a way that's easy for everyone to understand though, and the little touches of humor are a good way to keep the subject interesting.
5.0 out of 5 stars Well used, used rental 30 Nov. 2013
By Mike aka Mark Twain - Published on Amazon.com
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The book was pretty well used and wrote in prior to my rental. Water damage, torn pages but cheap none the less. Return wasn't easy since you have to mail it back through the USPS. You can't use anything labeled Priority or Express by UPPS. Head to the dollar store for a bubble envelope to return book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD BOOK. 19 April 2014
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I LIKE IT . YOU SHOULD CONSIDER. CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IS NECESSARY FOR YOUR LIFE. I LOVE THE BOOK. :)
4.0 out of 5 stars Meh 7 Sept. 2014
By Armando Perez - Published on Amazon.com
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Pretty good text book. Explains the material well. Although lots off stuff that just to fill the book.
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