Defines the structure and content of the critical thinking course at colleges and universities across the country. This book describes the concepts of critical thinking and includes examples relevant to students.
More than any other textbook, Moore and Parker's Critical Thinking has defined the structure and content of the critical thinking course at colleges and universities across the country--and has done so with a witty writing style that students enjoy. Now in full-color, the eighth edition brings the concepts of critical thinking to life in vivid detail, with current examples relevant to today's students.
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Brooke Moore is a professor of philosophy at California State University, Chico, where he serves as Coordinator of the Critical Thinking Program. A former chair of the Philosophy and History departments, Moore was the University Outstanding Professor in 1996. He has served as a university Master Teacher and has coordinated the universitys program for mentoring new faculty. His publications include The Power of Ideas (with Kenneth Bruder), The Cosmos, God, and Philosophy (with Ralph J. Moore), A Comprehensive Introduction to Moral Philosophy (with Robert Stewart), and other works. Richard Parker is Professor Emeritus of philosophy at California State University, Chico. He has been three times chair of the university's Faculty Senate, Dean of Undergraduate Education, and Executive Assistant to the President and has received Professional Achievement Honors for his academic work. He has published in analytic philosophy, critical thinking, and philosophy of law, and his views on punishment and responsibility have been included in major anthologies. Outside academia, Parker is a semiprofessional flamenco guitarist, performing with dancers around and about northern California; he rides a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, plays golf for fun and pool for money, and spends as much time as possible in southern Spain.
Table of Contents
1: Critical Thinking Basics 2: Clear Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Clear Writing 3: Credibility 4: Persuasion through Rhetoric: Common Devices and Techniques 5: More Rhetorical Devices: Psychological and Related Fallacies 6: More Fallacies 7: The Anatomy and Varieties of Arguments 8: Deductive Arguments I: Categorical Logic Categorical Claims 9: Deductive Arguments II: Truth-Functional Logic 10: Inductive Arguments Analogical Arguments 11: Causal Arguments 12: Moral, Legal, and Aesthetic Reasoning Moral Evaluations
Critical Thinking by Brooke Noel Moore
Brooke Noel Moore
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