The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook for Critical Thinking (Elements of Philosophy)
The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook for Critical Thinking (Elements of Philosophy)
Brand: Rowman Littlefield Publishers

The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook for Critical Thinking (Elements of Philosophy)

  • Publish Date: 2008-02-08
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Noel Hendrickson;Kirk St. Amant;William Hawk;William O'Meara;Daniel Flage

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Just as The Elements of Style provides a quick and authoritative reference for writers, The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook for Critical Thinking provides a quick and authoritative reference for issues regarding reasoning. The Handbook provides clear and succinct discussions of the following issues:
Issues germane to clarifying sentences: ambiguity, vagueness, and propositional attitudes
General discussions of descriptions, explanations, and arguments
Criteria for evaluating observational statements and testimony
Categorical syllogisms, including issues germane to both the Boolean and Aristotelian interpretations
A complete system of propositional logic and a brief discussion of the use of truth tables
Induction: generalization and particularization arguments, analogies, arguments to the best explanation, Mill's Methods, counterfactual reasoning, and making decisions under risk and uncertainty
A brief discussion of the principle formulas involved in calculating probabilities
An extended discussion of informal fallacies
An essay on the relationship between critical thinking and writing


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