Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual, First Canadian Edition by Sherry DiestlerBecoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual, First Canadian Edition by Sherry Diestler

Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual, First Canadian Edition

bySherry Diestler, Colleen Mahy

Paperback | January 31, 2009

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What Is a Critical Thinker and When Do I Need to Be One?

I Know What I Think—Don’t Confuse Me with Facts

Who Said So? And Who Are They Anyway?

What’s Your Point?

The text will train you to distinguish high-quality, well-supported arguments from arguments with little or no supporting evidence.  Its tone and clarity of approach has long made this text a favourite for critical thinking courses.  Becoming a Critical Thinker, Canadian edition, contains many articles, examples and references that reflect our Canadian society, including key thinkers, writers and broadcast media. Canadian students will certainly benefit from exposure to models that are relevant, educational, provocative, and in some cases inspirational.

Colleen Mahy is a full-time professor at George Brown and teaches intro psych, critical thinking, English and Canadian studies; she’s been with the college for 18 years.   Jonathan Mahood is an up-and-coming Canadian cartoonist whose work is now syndicated online by United Press Syndicate.
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Title:Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual, First Canadian EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:January 31, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132061368

ISBN - 13:9780132061360

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1      Foundations of Arguments

Chapter 2      Values and Ethics

Chapter 3      Reality Assumptions

Chapter 4      Inductive Arguments: Statistical and Causal Generalizations

Chapter 5      Inductive Generalizations: Controlled Studies and Analogies

Chapter 6      Reasoning Errors

Chapter 7      The Power of Language

Chapter 8      Suggestion in Media

Chapter 9      Fair-Mindedness

Chapter 10    Persuasive Speaking