Good Reasoning Matters

Author: Leo Groarke
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195425413
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Good Reasoning Matters! Fourth Edition takes an innovative approach to critical thinking. Rather than placing emphasis on bad arguments, the authors instead identify the essential structure of good arguments in a variety of contexts while providing guidelines to help students build their own. Through emphasis on good reasoning, sections of the book examine the most common problems associated with bad reasoning including slanting, bias, propaganda, vagueness, ambiguity, and a common failure to consider opposing points of view.

Good Reasoning Matters

Author: Leo Groarke
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195419047
Format: PDF, ePub
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Using an innovative approach to critical thinking, Good Reasoning Matters 3e identifies the essential structure of good arguments in a variety of contexts and provides guidelines to help students build their own good arguments. Through the emphasis on good reasoning, sections of the book examine the most common problems with bad reasoning, including slanting, bias, propaganda, vagueness, ambiguity, and a common failure to consider opposing points of view.

Good Reasoning Matters

Author: Leo Groarke
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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Good Reasoning Matters! is an informal logic/critical thinking textbook designed to teach students a variety of reasoning strategies which can significantly improve their reasoning skills. This second edition updates and revises the original. It retains an emphasis on good reasoning but simplifies presentation of key concepts and adds new features which will help students and facilitate discussion and review. The new edition updated examples, exercises, and answers to many selected exercises.

Good Reasoning Matters A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467257540
Format: PDF, ePub
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Good Reasoning Matters!, A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking. In this book, you will learn topics such as IMPI ICIT ARGUMENT COMPONENTS: Fillina in the Blanks, DEFINITIONS: Saying What You Mean, BIAS: Reading between the Lines, and STRONG AND WEAK ARGUMENTS: Preparing for Evaluations plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

On Reasoning and Argument

Author: David Hitchcock
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319535625
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book brings together in one place David Hitchcock’s most significant published articles on reasoning and argument. In seven new chapters he updates his thinking in the light of subsequent scholarship. Collectively, the papers articulate a distinctive position in the philosophy of argumentation. Among other things, the author:• develops an account of “material consequence” that permits evaluation of inferences without problematic postulation of unstated premises.• updates his recursive definition of argument that accommodates chaining and embedding of arguments and allows any type of illocutionary act to be a conclusion. • advances a general theory of relevance.• provides comprehensive frameworks for evaluating inferences in reasoning by analogy, means-end reasoning, and appeals to considerations or criteria.• argues that none of the forms of arguing ad hominem is a fallacy.• describes proven methods of teaching critical thinking effectively.

Reflections on Theoretical Issues in Argumentation Theory

Author: Frans H. van Eemeren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331921103X
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This volume presents a selection of papers reflecting key theoretical issues in argumentation theory. Its six sections are devoted to specific themes, including the analysis and evaluation of argumentation, argument schemes and the contextual embedding of argumentation. The section on general perspectives on argumentation discusses the trends of empiricalization, contextualization and formalization, offers descriptions of the analytical and evaluative tools of informal logic, and highlights selected principles that argumentation theorists do and do not agree upon. In turn, the section on linguistic approaches to argumentation focuses on the problem of distinguishing between explanation and argument, while also elaborating on the role of verbal indicators of argument schemes. All essays included in this volume point out notable recent developments in the study of argumentation.

Critical Reflection

Author: Robert Malcolm Murray
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773528802
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An introductory textbook on critical thinking full of real-life examples and exercises from contemporary sources.

The Design of Everyday Things

Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“