Introduction 1. Analysing Reasoning 2. Evaluating Reasoning 3. Recognising Implications 4. Evaluating Evidence and Authorities 5. Two Skills in the Use of Language 6. Exercising the Skills of Reasoning 7. Constructing Reasoning. Answers to Exercises. Bibliography and Further Reading. Index
Anne Thomson was formerly Honorary Lecturer and Fellow of the School of Economic and Social Studies at the University of East Anglia. She works for examination boards in the UK on tests of Critical Thinking, and is author of Critical Reasoning in Ethics (Routledge 1999).
This excellent text is a great introduction to the subject. It will be useful for students at A level and University undergraduates. The concepts and issues are clearly presented and the exercises will help students develop their critical skills. I am strongly recommending it to my students.
Patrick Macartney, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK
This is an excellent book, which offers everyone the opportunity to improve their Critical Thinking abilities.
Maureen Rhoden, School of Architecture & Construction University of Greenwich, UK