Concise Guide to Critical Thinking by Lewis Vaughn – eBook


  • Author: Lewis Vaughn
  • File Size: 442 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length352 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0190692898, 0190692901, 0190939990
  • ISBN-13: 9780190692896, 9780190692902, 9780190939991
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Lewis Vaughn’s Concise Guide to Critical Thinking (PDF) offers a clear, compact, and economical introduction to critical thinking and argumentative writing. Based on his best-selling text, The Power of Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition, this inexpensive volume is more manageable than larger textbooks yet more significant than many of the smaller critical thinking handbooks.


* A chapter on hindrances to critical thinking

* A chapter on fallacies and rhetorical persuaders

* Full coverage of inference to the best explanation

* A substantial chapter on writing argumentative essays

* Focus on the evaluation of evidence, authority, and credibility

* Six chapters on identifying, evaluating, and devising inductive and deductive arguments

* Several exercises, including review questions, exercises for applying critical thinking skills, writing assignments and prompts, and self-assessment quizzes

* Broad treatment of scientific reasoning, with chapters on inductive reasoning, scientific theories and inference, causal arguments, and scientific method and theory evaluation.