- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: OUP USA; 3 edition (Nov. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195377923
- ISBN-13: 978-0195377927
- Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 1.8 x 20.1 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,917,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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).