Critical Thinking, Step by StepGeneral Description:
This book gives a
comprehensive, elementary, and innovative introduction to
critical thinking. It starts with a new, relatively
nonsymbolic method of analyzing and evaluating
any piece of reasoning (Arrow Diagramming). It
presents a new, great expansion of syllogistic
logic and a very simple method of determining validity.
It goes over the epistemology of justification, and
the basic philosophical ideas behind critical thinking.
Other texts apply this material at most to pseudoscience,
because it's safe to criticize pseudoscience. This text
applies critical thinking also to religion, and global
corporate capitalism. It exhibits naturalism,
materialism, atheism, humanism, and social democratic thinking as
logical consequences of critical thinking. It is illustrated with 60+ line