Critical Thinking

Pages: 192
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld

Critical Thinking

A Beginner's Guide

Sharon M. Kaye

From adverts to blogs, television to newspapers, knowing what to believe is a daunting task. This book teaches you how to analyze people's arguments and explains the main 'fallacies' that are used to deceive and confuse.

The Book

Critical thinking shows people how to analyze arguments, speeches, and newspaper articles to see which faults the authors are making in their reasoning. It looks at the structure of language to demonstrate rules by which you can identify good analytical thinking and helps people to formulate clear defensible arguments themselves. As people are always trying to put a certain point/opinion across in a variety of arenas in our lives, this is a very useful skill. 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.

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Sharon M. Kaye is Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll University, Ohio. She is the author of a dozen books, including Medieval Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide (Oneworld).

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