Critical Thinking Products

  • The Process of Argument

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Michael Boylan

    The Process of Argument: An Introduction is a necessary companion for anyone seeking to engage in successful persuasion: to organize, construct, and communicate arguments.  It is both comprehensive and accessible: an authoritative guide to logical thinking and effective communication.  The book…

    Paperback – 2020-04-29 
    Routledge

  • Core Questions in Philosophy

    7th Edition

    By Elliott Sober

    Writing in an engaging lecture-style format, Elliott Sober shows students how philosophy is best used to evaluate many different kinds of arguments and to construct sound theories. Well known arguments and problems from the history of philosophy are discussed and analyzed, not as a means to honor…

    Paperback – 2020-03-17 
    Routledge

  • Making Sense of Messages

    A Critical Apprenticeship in Rhetorical Criticism, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Stoner

    Making Sense of Messages, now in its second edition, retains the apprenticeship approach which facilitates effectively learning the complex content and skills of rhetorical theory and criticism.  A new chapter on “The Rhetoric of Ignorance” provides needed theory and examples that help students…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22
    Routledge

  • Critical Thinking

    A Concise Guide, 5th Edition

    By Tracy Bowell, Robert Cowan, Gary Kemp

    We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us – to influence our beliefs and actions – by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis…

    Paperback – 2019-08-20
    Routledge

  • Arguing, Reasoning, and Thinking Well

    1st Edition

    By Robert Gass, John Seiter

    Arguing, Reasoning, and Thinking Well offers an engaging and accessible introduction to argumentation and critical thinking. With a pro-social focus, the volume encourages readers to value civility when engaged in arguing and reasoning. Authors Gass and Seiter, renowned for their friendly writing…

    Paperback – 2019-06-20
    Routledge

  • Thinking Critically about Research

    A Step by Step Approach, 1st Edition

    By Jane Ogden

    We live in an age of unprecedented access to information. The last decade has seen an exponential growth in data and material available, often at the touch of a button. However, this has also made it harder to discern between fact and fiction. What is real and what is fake? What should we believe…

    Paperback – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • Why We Argue (And How We Should)

    A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason, 2nd Edition

    By Scott F. Aikin, Robert B. Talisse

    Why We Argue (And How We Should): A Guide to Political Disagreement in an Age of Unreason presents an accessible and engaging introduction to the theory of argument, with special emphasis on the way argument works in public political debate. The authors develop a view according to which proper…

    Paperback – 2018-08-28
    Routledge

  • Recipes for Science

    An Introduction to Scientific Methods and Reasoning, 1st Edition

    By Angela Potochnik, Matteo Colombo, Cory Wright

    Today, scientific literacy is an essential aspect of any undergraduate education. Recipes for Science responds to this need by providing an accessible introduction to the nature of science and scientific methods, reasoning, and concepts that is appropriate for any beginning college student. It is…

    Paperback – 2018-08-27
    Routledge

  • The Socratic Method Today

    Student-Centered and Transformative Teaching in Political Science, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lee Trepanier

    This exciting new textbook provides a sophisticated examination of the Socratic method for teaching political science students in higher education. It shows how the Socratic method is employed in the Platonic dialogs, compares its transformative approach to other student-centered teaching…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge

  • The New Critical Thinking

    An Empirically Informed Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Jack Lyons, Barry Ward

    Why is it so hard to learn critical thinking skills? Traditional textbooks focus almost exclusively on logic and fallacious reasoning, ignoring two crucial problems. As psychologists have demonstrated recently, many of our mistakes are not caused by formal reasoning gone awry, but by our…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Logic

    3rd Edition

    By Harry J Gensler

    Introduction to Logic is clear and concise, uses interesting examples (many philosophical in nature), and has easy-to-use proof methods. Its key features, retained in this Third Edition, include: simpler ways to test arguments, including an innovative proof method and the star test for…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge

  • Critical Thinking: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Stuart Hanscomb

    Critical Thinking: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the field of critical thinking, drawing on philosophy, communication and psychology. Emphasising its relevance to decision making (in personal, professional and civic life), academic literacy and personal development, this…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge
    The Basics

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