Critical Thinking: Understanding the Principles and Processes of Thinking Well

Critical Thinking: Understanding the Principles and Processes of Thinking Well

ISBN: 9780982837177
Publisher: Simpson & Brook, Publishers
Publication Date: 2013-10-14
Number of pages: 270
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In Critical Thinking, Dr. Rogers' purpose is to give students the skills they need to engage in analytical thought. The point of critical thinking is to be able to think deeply and clearly about important concerns, to formulate sound arguments, and to evaluate the arguments offered by others. To help stidents develop the insights and skills they need to be good critical thinkers, Rogers discusses: What Critical is and why it is important, The foundational features of critical thinking, The cognitive and applied dimensions of analytical thought, The basics of logic, The role of assumptions in analytical thought, The difference between implications and inferences, The role of language in critical thinking, The importance of research in analytical thought, Logical fallacies, The differences between critical and non-critical thinkers, How to construct a sound argument, How to write an argumentative essay, and much more... Rogers' book is filled with interesting and sometimes provocative illustrations of contempory issues where high-level critical thinking is needed. He includes examples of sound and unsound arguments so students can see the difference between good reasoning and bad. Critical Thinking: Understanding the Princiles and Precesses of Thinking Well is a book that will help students think more clearly, read more analytically, write more persuasively, and speak more convincingly.

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