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Good Reasoning Matters! : A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking

Good Reasoning Matters! : A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking - 4th edition

Good Reasoning Matters! : A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780195425413

ISBN10: 0195425413

Good Reasoning Matters! : A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking by Leo A Groarke and Christopher W. Tindale - ISBN 9780195425413
Edition: 4TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2008
International: No
Good Reasoning Matters! : A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking by Leo A Groarke and Christopher W. Tindale - ISBN 9780195425413

ISBN13: 9780195425413

ISBN10: 0195425413

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Summary

In this second edition of their successful book, the authors introduce over 150 new examples of argumentation from contemporary and ancient sources, ranging from Plato and Aristotle to university student newspapers. This completely revised edition also includes a section which gives sample answers to some of the many exercises found throughout the book. Many books on reasoning emphasize fallacies, or bad arguments--an emphasis that can promote the jaded attitude that logic is a tool of finding fault with arguments and arguers. This innovative approach to critical thinking emphasizes the construction of good arguments instead. By isolating and focusing on the components of good reasoning, it teaches readers how to reason well and build their own good arguments. Bad arguments are treated as those which violate the criteria governing the good arguments. Analyzing bad arugments in this manner requires time and thought and avoids the hasty application of a fallacy label. Recognizing the importance of rhetorical considerations, this book also moves beyond traditional approaches to logic by introducing readers to the importance and intricacies of audience.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Reading Between the Lines
2 Looking for an Argument
3 Choosing Your Words
4 Building Arguments
5 Evaluating Arguments
6 Classifying Arguments
7 Testing Syllogistic Arguments
8 Some Ifs, Ands, and Buts
9 Dilemmas and Reductios
10 Assessing the Basics
11 Forms of Reasoning
12 Further Forms
13 Essaying an Argument
Exercise Answers
Index

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