Critical Thinking: An Introduction to the Basic Skills (7th Edition)
Filenote | PDF Retail from Google Play Edition "Original Pages",OCR'd, TOC built, PaginatedWilliam Hughes' Critical Thinking is a comprehensiveand accessible introduction to the essential skills required tomake strong arguments. Hughes gives a thorough treatment of suchtraditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logicalfallacies and how to spot them, the importance of inference, how torecognise and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is notrelevant to an argument. But he also covers a variety of topics notalways treated in books of this sort: special concerns to keep inmind when reasoning about ethical matters; and how the nature oflanguage can affect the structure of an argument.The book gives a lucid treatment of the differences betweendescriptive and evaluative meaning: one person's freedom fighter isanother person's terrorist. Last but not least, 'Critical Thinking'includes a selection of logical paradoxes and puzzles that are asentertaining as they are enlightening. For the third edition a newchapter on criti! cal thinking and the media has been added and thetext has been revised and updated throughout.