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Critical Thinking

A Beginner's Guide

Discover how to put your point across more effectively!

Critical thinking shows people how to analyze arguments, speeches, and newspaper articles to see which faults the authors are making in their reasoning. It looks at the structure of language to demonstrate rules by which you can identify good analytical thinking and helps people to formulate clear defensible arguments themselves. As people are always trying to put a certain point/opinion across in a variety of arenas in our lives, this is a very useful skill. With real life newspaper extracts, a glossary, exercises and answers, and a guide to essay writing, this is an invaluable tool for both students wanting to improve their grades and general readers wanting to boost their brainpower.

Sharon M. Kaye is Associate Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll University, Ohio. She is the author of Medieval Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide.

"An astute and engagingly written introduction to the skills of critical thinking."

– Howard Gabennesch - Professor of Sociology, University of Southern Indiana

“Accessible, stylish and very readable.”

– Dan O' Brien - Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University

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