Critical Thinking by Robert Cogan
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to critical thinking skills and the philosophical and factual bases of critical thinking.
Contents: ^I ANALYSIS OF REASONING. Short Simple Reasoning; Longer More Complex Discourse. EVALUATION OF REASONING. Basic Concepts of Evaluation; Degrees of Support Reasons Give to Conclusions; Critical Life Decisions: Complete Evaluation of Reasoning; Syllogistic Logic; Reasoning with Statements; Moderate to Fallacious Arguments. EVALUATING UNSUPPORTED BELIEFS. Justification, Paradigms, and Reasoning; Seeing, Reasoning and Scientific Justification; Justification in Law; Philosophical Dialectic and High Justification; Religion and Science; Pseudoscience as Unjustified Statements; The United States and the Global Corporate Economy. Appendices; Index; Bibliography; Exercises.
 

About Robert Cogan

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Robert Cogan is Professor of Philosophy at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.
 
Published April 23, 1998 by UPA. 392 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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