Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Critical Thinking, 2nd Edition

  • Daniel L. Feldman
  • ISBN-10: 1426018533
  • ISBN-13: 9781426018534
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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About the Product

Solving problems. Evaluating options. Choosing direction. You need to be adept at critical thinking every day on the job. Learn how to tell the difference between effective and ineffective methods of thought. When you can show that your decisions are based on sound reasoning, you give yourself an unbeatable advantage as a leader or a rising star.

Table of Contents

Part One: Understanding Critical vs. Noncritical Thinking
Chapter 1: The Case for Critical Thinking
Chapter 2: Recognize Deceptive Reasoning
Chapter 3: Detect Emotional Manipulation
Chapter 4: Styles of Noncritical Thinking
Chapter 5: Critical Thinking Styles
Chapter 6: Become a Critical Thinker
Chapter 7: Part Summary

Part Two: Recognizing and Evaluating Arguments
Chapter 8: Define Arguments
Step 1: Pinpoint Issues
Step 2: Identify Arguments
Step 3: Seek Clarity
Step 4: Understand Context
Step 5: Find Credibility
Step 6: Look for Consistency
Step 7: Judge Arguments
Chapter 9: Present Ideas Powerfully
Chapter 10: Part Summary

Part Three: Developing and Evaluating Explanations
Chapter 11: Explanations vs. Arguments
Chapter 12: Formulate Explanations
Element 1: Gather Information
Element 2: Process Information
Element 3: Develop Hypotheses
Element 4: Test Hypotheses
Chapter 13: Ask Discovery Questions
Chapter 14: Challenge Assumptions
Chapter 15: Part Summary