Think with Socrates: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Paperback | August 13, 2014

byPaul Herrick

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Comprehensive yet concise, Think with Socrates uses the methods, ideas, and life of Socrates as a model for critical thinking. Applying critical thinking to the Internet, mass media, advertising, personal experience, expert authority, the evaluation of sources, writing argumentative essays,and forming a worldview, Think with Socrates resonates with today's students and teaches them how to apply their skills to the real world. At the same time, it also covers the ancient intellectual roots and history of the field, placing critical thinking in its larger context to help studentsappreciate its perennial value.Author Paul Herrick incorporates original sources from newspapers, a variety of media, and philosophical writing, along with engaging "interludes" featuring selections from Plato's dialogues. A Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/herrick offers resources for students and instructors.

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Comprehensive yet concise, Think with Socrates uses the methods, ideas, and life of Socrates as a model for critical thinking. Applying critical thinking to the Internet, mass media, advertising, personal experience, expert authority, the evaluation of sources, writing argumentative essays,and forming a worldview, Think with Socrates ...

Paul Herrick received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Washington. Since 1983 he has taught philosophy at Shoreline Community College. He is the author of two previous books published by Oxford University Press: Introduction to Logic (2012) and The Many Worlds of Logic, Second Edition (1999).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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DedicationPrefaceAcknowledgmentsUnit 1. What Is Critical Thinking?1. Socrates Part 1: Life and Method2. Socrates Part 2: Life and Death3. On Socrates's Two Favorite QuestionsInterlude: Socrates at WorkPart 1. The EuthyphroPart 2. The ApologyUnit 2. Obstacles to Critical Thinking4. Cognitive Biases5. Relativism and Skepticism: Philosophical Obstacles to Critical ThinkingUnit 3. Building a Solid Knowledge Base6. Reason and the Senses7. Personal Experience, Testimony, and Expert Authority8. Watch Out for Logical FallaciesInterlude: Critical Thinking and Freedom9. The Internet, News Media, and AdvertisingInterlude: The Media and the Myth of the CaveUnit 4. Criteria for Correct Reasoning10. Deduction and Induction: A Closer Look11. Explorations in Inductive Reasoning: The Logic of ScienceInterlude: Critical Thinking and the Birth of Modern Science: Copernicus and the Day the Earth Moved12. Explorations in Deductive Reasoning: Categorical LogicUnit 5. Moral Reasoning, Worldviews, and the Examined Life13. Critical Thinking and Moral Reasoning14. Critical Thinking, Worldviews, and the Examined LifeEpilogueGlossaryIndex