Critical thinking is an important skill not just in school, but in life as well, and this primer from John Carroll University philosophy professor Sharon M. Kaye gives listeners a sound basis for analyzing arguments wherever one may encounter them. Performed clearly and confidently by Andrea Powell, this audiobook begins by defining what an argument is, and then moves on to concepts such as induction and deduction, and validity and soundness of reasoning. Powell's crisp narration is supremely listenable, making Kaye's lessons easy to absorb for students and laypersons alike.
This guide will teach you how to analyse arguments, speeches, and newspaper articles. It will help you discern faults in reasoning from sound arguments. It looks at the structure of language in order to demonstrate rules by which you can identify good analytical thinking, and will help you to formulate clear, defensible arguments.
With real life newspaper extracts, a glossary, exercises and answers, and a guide to essay writing, this is an invaluable tool for both students wanting to improve their grades and general readers wanting to boost their brainpower.
©2009 Sharon M. Kaye (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
the text made frequent reference to illustrations that were not included in the download. otherwise it is a decent introduction to the topic.
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