Critical Thinking for Humanities Students

The first chapter, taken from Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason asks what is critical thinking and why is it important? Next, you will be introduced to the key skills, or 'toolkit' of critical thinking and shown how to apply critical thinking skills in everyday life.

Chapter three, Validity: Why it Matters, taken from The New Critical Thinking , looks at how to properly evaluate the evidence for and against an argument. It is followed by Critical Thinking and Dispositions which discusses the importance of becoming a skilled critical thinker.

Next, The Surprising Truth About Hypocrisy, taken from Why We Argue (And How We Should) , looks at questions and arguments around the tricky subject of hypocrisy. Finally, chapter six, Exercising the Skills of Reasoning, teaches the reader how to apply critical thinking skills to written texts through analysis and evaluation.

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