Critical thinking : your guide to effective argument, successful analysis & independent study / Tom Chatfield.
By: Chatfield, Tom.Material type: BookCall no.: B809.2 .C43 2018Publication: Los Angeles : Sage, 2018Edition: 1st ed.Description: vii, 314 p. : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9781473947146; 1473947146; 9781473947139; 1473947138.Other title: Your guide to effective argument, successful analysis & independent study [Portion of title].Subject(s): Critical thinking | Logic | Reasoning
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -308) and index.
Welcome to the book! -- What is critical thinking (and why does it matter)? -- The Art and Science of Being Reasonable. Understanding the reasons behind things -- Spelling out arguments and assumptions -- Reasoning with logic and certainty -- Reasoning with observation and uncertainty -- Developing explanations and theories -- Assessing evidence and planning your reading strategy -- Intermission -- Being Reasonable in an Unreasonable World. Getting to grips with rhetoric -- Seeing through faulty reasoning -- Understanding cognitive bias -- Overcoming bias in yourself and others -- Thinking critically about technology -- Putting it all together : critical thinking in study, work and life.
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