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The critical thinking toolkit, Galen A. Foresman, Peter S. Fosl, Jamie C. Watson, (electronic book)

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The critical thinking toolkit
Title
The critical thinking toolkit
Statement of responsibility
Galen A. Foresman, Peter S. Fosl, Jamie C. Watson
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Subject
Language
eng
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AU-PeEL
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Foresman, Galen A
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fosl, Peter S
  • Watson, Jamie C
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  • Reasoning
  • Critical thinking
  • Logic
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The critical thinking toolkit, Galen A. Foresman, Peter S. Fosl, Jamie C. Watson, (electronic book)
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Publication
Contents
  • The Critical Thinking Toolkit -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Very Idea of Critical Thinking -- Critical thinking in the formal and empirical sciences -- Critical thinking, critical theory, and critical politics -- Critical thinking, finitude, and self-understanding -- Using this book -- 1 Basic Tools for Critical Thinking about Arguments -- 1.1 Claims -- Beliefs and opinions -- Simple and complex claims -- Truth functionality -- 1.2 Arguments -- Logic vs. eristics -- Arguments vs. explanations -- 1.3 Premises -- Enthymemes -- Identifying premises -- 1.4 Conclusions
  • Argument structure -- Simple and complex arguments -- Identifying conclusions -- 2 More Tools for Critical Thinking about Arguments -- 2.1 Deductive and Inductive Arguments -- Deduction -- Induction -- 2.2 Conditional Claims -- Necessary and sufficient conditions -- Biconditional claims -- 2.3 Classifying and Comparing Claims -- Comparing claims -- Classifying single claims -- 2.4 Claims and Definitions -- Lexical, stipulative, ostensive, and negative definition -- Extension and intension -- Generic similarities and specific differences -- Definiens and definiendum
  • 2.5 The Critical Thinkers "Two Step": Validity and Soundness/Cogency and Strength -- Structure before truth -- 2.6 Showing Invalidity by Counterexample -- Note -- 3 Tools for Deductive Reasoning with Categories -- 3.1 Thinking Categorically -- Types and tokens -- 3.2 Categorical Logic -- Quantity, quality, and standard form -- Venn diagrams and the meaning of categorical claims -- Distribution and its implications -- Existential import -- 3.3 Translating English Claims to Standard Form -- Implicit quantifiers -- Individuals -- Getting the verb right -- Adverbials -- Trust your instincts
  • A caveat -- 3.4 Formal Deduction with Categories: Immediate Inferences -- Equivalences -- Conversion -- Contraposition -- Obversion -- The Aristotelian and Boolean Squares of Opposition -- 3.5 Formal Deduction with Categories: Syllogisms -- Categorical syllogisms -- Major and minor terms -- Mood and figure -- The Venn diagram test for validity -- Five easy rules for evaluating categorical syllogisms -- Gensler star test -- 4 Tools for Deductive Reasoning with Claims -- 4.1 Propositional vs. Categorical Logics -- Translating claims into propositional logic -- Truth tables for claims
  • Testing for validity and invalidity with truth tables -- Indirect truth tables -- Strange validity -- 4.2 Common Deductively Valid Forms -- Modus ponens -- Modus tollens -- Hypothetical syllogism -- Disjunctive syllogism -- Constructive and destructive dilemmas -- 4.3 Equivalences -- Double negation -- Tautology -- Commutativity -- Associativity -- Transposition -- Material implication -- Material equivalence -- Exportation -- Distribution -- DeMorgans Law -- 4.4 Formal Deduction with Forms and Equivalences -- Three simple rules -- 4.5 Common Formal Fallacies -- Affirming the consequent
  • Denying the antecedent
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purchEBL4538252
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9781118981993
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(ebk)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The critical thinking toolkit, Galen A. Foresman, Peter S. Fosl, Jamie C. Watson, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
  • The Critical Thinking Toolkit -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Very Idea of Critical Thinking -- Critical thinking in the formal and empirical sciences -- Critical thinking, critical theory, and critical politics -- Critical thinking, finitude, and self-understanding -- Using this book -- 1 Basic Tools for Critical Thinking about Arguments -- 1.1 Claims -- Beliefs and opinions -- Simple and complex claims -- Truth functionality -- 1.2 Arguments -- Logic vs. eristics -- Arguments vs. explanations -- 1.3 Premises -- Enthymemes -- Identifying premises -- 1.4 Conclusions
  • Argument structure -- Simple and complex arguments -- Identifying conclusions -- 2 More Tools for Critical Thinking about Arguments -- 2.1 Deductive and Inductive Arguments -- Deduction -- Induction -- 2.2 Conditional Claims -- Necessary and sufficient conditions -- Biconditional claims -- 2.3 Classifying and Comparing Claims -- Comparing claims -- Classifying single claims -- 2.4 Claims and Definitions -- Lexical, stipulative, ostensive, and negative definition -- Extension and intension -- Generic similarities and specific differences -- Definiens and definiendum
  • 2.5 The Critical Thinkers "Two Step": Validity and Soundness/Cogency and Strength -- Structure before truth -- 2.6 Showing Invalidity by Counterexample -- Note -- 3 Tools for Deductive Reasoning with Categories -- 3.1 Thinking Categorically -- Types and tokens -- 3.2 Categorical Logic -- Quantity, quality, and standard form -- Venn diagrams and the meaning of categorical claims -- Distribution and its implications -- Existential import -- 3.3 Translating English Claims to Standard Form -- Implicit quantifiers -- Individuals -- Getting the verb right -- Adverbials -- Trust your instincts
  • A caveat -- 3.4 Formal Deduction with Categories: Immediate Inferences -- Equivalences -- Conversion -- Contraposition -- Obversion -- The Aristotelian and Boolean Squares of Opposition -- 3.5 Formal Deduction with Categories: Syllogisms -- Categorical syllogisms -- Major and minor terms -- Mood and figure -- The Venn diagram test for validity -- Five easy rules for evaluating categorical syllogisms -- Gensler star test -- 4 Tools for Deductive Reasoning with Claims -- 4.1 Propositional vs. Categorical Logics -- Translating claims into propositional logic -- Truth tables for claims
  • Testing for validity and invalidity with truth tables -- Indirect truth tables -- Strange validity -- 4.2 Common Deductively Valid Forms -- Modus ponens -- Modus tollens -- Hypothetical syllogism -- Disjunctive syllogism -- Constructive and destructive dilemmas -- 4.3 Equivalences -- Double negation -- Tautology -- Commutativity -- Associativity -- Transposition -- Material implication -- Material equivalence -- Exportation -- Distribution -- DeMorgans Law -- 4.4 Formal Deduction with Forms and Equivalences -- Three simple rules -- 4.5 Common Formal Fallacies -- Affirming the consequent
  • Denying the antecedent
Control code
purchEBL4538252
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (361 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9781118981993
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Specific material designation
remote

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