Critical thinking skills book

 
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  1. Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies [Book]
  2. Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument (Palgrave Study Guides)
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  4. How Reading Improves Critical Thinking - The Happy Hollisters

venloportledis.gq: Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument (Palgrave Study Skills) (): Stella Cottrell: Books. Editorial Reviews. Review. “I think this book is strong: clear, concise and relevant. ” —Liesl Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument ( Palgrave Study Skills) - Kindle edition by Stella Cottrell. Download it once and. Discover the best books you can find to improve your skills on critical thinking, so you can start making the right decisions and choices for yourself.

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Critical Thinking Skills Book

Reading is the easiest and most accessible way for you to develop your critical thinking skills. I've compiled a list of the best critical thinking books that are true. Written by internationally renowned author Stella Cottrell, this is an essential resource for students looking to refine their thinking, reading and writing skills. Critical Thinking Skills: Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection Written by Stella Cottrell, leader in the field with over 1/2 million book sales to date, this text .

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques Michael Michalko Book Recommendations For New Critical Thinkers The books I recommend to someone who has a lot of prior exposure, or who comes at these issues from an academic background, are very different from the books I recommend to people who are coming to this for the first time. The books on this page are in the latter category. They cover a wide array of critical thinking topics related to logic, argumentation, persuasive speech, and cognitive biases, in an engaging and accessible way for a general audience, that hopefully will whet your appetite for deeper explorations of these issues. I have sometimes called these "bathroom reading recommendations", because the chapters are often short enough to be completed in a single sitting ahem. I do not disparage these kinds of books, they are some of my favorites! I wanted this starter bundle to offer introductions to three topics: logical fallacies and argumentation cognitive biases and the psychology of human ir rationality classical rhetorical techniques related to persuasive speech The recommendations below do just that. From here, one can dive more deeply into any of these areas, or branch out to investigate more specialized topics, which would have more specialized reading recommendations e. Some are focused more on rhetoric and persuasion than logic. If it's written by a philosopher it's more likely to focus on logical issues in argumentation, and that's what I was looking for. Pirie is a philosopher, and this book does just that.

From here, one can dive more deeply into any of these areas, or branch out to investigate more specialized topics, which would have more specialized reading recommendations e.

Some are focused more on rhetoric and persuasion than logic. If it's written by a philosopher it's more likely to focus on logical issues in argumentation, and that's what I was looking for. Pirie is a philosopher, and this book does just that.

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies [Book]

The book is not an introduction to logical concepts or foundational principles of argument analysis. It is basically an encyclopedia of logical fallacies, which Pirie defines broadly as "any trick of logic or language which allows a statement or a claim to be passed off as something it is not".

A more academic treatment would spend more time on defining and classifying fallacies, but this book lists them alphabetically. In its brief pages it covers almost 50 fallacies. The book also has a number of helpful recommendations for how to engage in argumentation with other people in different settings with friends, in a group, in a formal debate, online, etc.

The author is aware that books like these can also serve as tools for unethical persuasion and manipulation, a manual for students of the Dark Side as well as the Light. But this is the case for almost any topic in argumentation or the psychology of human reasoning.

That's why critical thinking involves MORE than logic and persuasion skills. If it's written by a philosopher it's more likely to focus on logical issues in argumentation, and that's what I was looking for.

Pirie is a philosopher, and this book does just that. The book is not an introduction to logical concepts or foundational principles of argument analysis.

It is basically an encyclopedia of logical fallacies, which Pirie defines broadly as "any trick of logic or language which allows a statement or a claim to be passed off as something it is not". A more academic treatment would spend more time on defining and classifying fallacies, but this book lists them alphabetically.

The book also has a number of helpful recommendations for how to engage in argumentation with other people in different settings with friends, in a group, in a formal debate, online, etc. The author is aware that books like these can also serve as tools for unethical persuasion and manipulation, a manual for students of the Dark Side as well as the Light.

But this is the case for almost any topic in argumentation or the psychology of human reasoning. That's why critical thinking involves MORE than logic and persuasion skills. It also involves developing certain attitudes and values -- the character traits of a critical thinker. For a more conventionally structured introduction to argument analysis aimed at beginning philosophy students, see the next recommendation below.

A Rulebook for Arguments Anthony Weston.

He works mainly in the areas of environmental philosophy and the philosophy of education, and I confess his perspective on philosophy was an influence on me during my undergraduate and graduate years. Early in his career, Weston wrote this short little gem that has subsequently been used as a supplementary text in many introductory philosophy courses. A Rulebook for Arguments has ten short chapters that review a variety of argument types, deductive vs inductive arguments, fallacies, and principles for writing argumentative essays.

Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument (Palgrave Study Guides)

It follows a structure that many philosophers will be familiar with, and is worth having on your bookshelf if you've never been exposed to basic principles of logic and argument analysis. You Are Not So Smart: David McRaney is a journalist who has dedicated himself to communicating what modern psychology has taught us about human irrationality in all its forms. This book was a best-seller.

You Are Not So Smart gives an encyclopedic introduction to cognitive biases and other features of human psychology that make us prone to error and overconfidence. He summarizes influential research from the past 40 years in bite-sized chapters that are engaging and eye-opening.

The book is pages and covers almost 50 cognitive biases. In my 2.

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As with logical fallacies, this information can be used and is being used to intentionally manipulate people. But once you're aware of it, you're at least in a position to take steps to protect yourself and minimize the negative effects of these biases. Thank You For Arguing: This is one of those books that could easily be confused for a book on logical fallacies, but it's not about logical fallacies.

Heinrich's training is in journalism, and he's a student of classical rhetoric with a flair for bringing to life the principles of persuasive speech that Aristotle and other ancients first articulated thousands of years ago.

The book is an irreverent and entertaining introduction to classical rhetorical techniques and persuasion strategies, using vivid contemporary examples.

How Reading Improves Critical Thinking - The Happy Hollisters

You Are Not So Smart: Why People Believe Weird Things: How Not to Be Wrong: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Enlightenment Now: This Will Make You Smarter: An Introduction Paperback by Alec Fisher.

The Organized Mind: Think Smarter: Think Like a Freak ebook by Steven D. The Signal and the Noise: Don't Believe Everything You Think: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Critical Thinking Skills: The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools Paperback by Richard W.

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