Critical Thinking: The Art of Argument

ISBN-13: 9781285197197

ISBN-10: 1285197194

Author: George W. Rainbolt, Sandra L. Dwyer

Edition: 2

Publication date:
2014
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing
Format:
Paperback 496 pages
Category:
Public Speaking, Philosophy
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Acknowledged author George W. Rainbolt wrote Critical Thinking: The Art of Argument comprising 496 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1285197194 and 9781285197197. Since then Critical Thinking: The Art of Argument textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $1.02 or rent at the marketplace.


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With a complete, approachable presentation, CRITICAL THINKING: THE ART OF ARGUMENT, 2nd Edition, is an accessible yet rigorous introduction to critical thinking. The text emphasizes immediate application of critical-thinking skills to everyday life. The relevance of these skills is shown throughout by highlighting the advantages of basing decisions on a thoughtful understanding of arguments and presenting the overarching commonalities across arguments. With its conversational writing style and carefully selected examples, the book employs a consistent and unified treatment of logical form and an innovative semiformal method of standardizing arguments that illustrates the concept of logical form while maintaining a visible connection to ordinary speech. Without sacrificing accuracy or detail, the authors have clearly presented the material with appropriate study tools and exercises that emphasize application rather than memorization.