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eBook The Voice of Reason: Fundamentals of Critical Thinking ePub

by Burton F. Porter

  • ISBN: 0195141229
  • Category: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Burton F. Porter
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 9, 2001)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1626 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1357 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 453

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The Voice of Reason book.

The Voice of Reason book. An ideal text for courses in critical thinking, informal logic, and reasoning and writing, The Voice of Reason offers numerous pedagogical features including a host of examples; assignments, exercises, and puzzles at both the halfway point and at the end of each chapter; cartoons and quotations throughout; and practical applications of theoretical concepts.

Burton Porter is a writer and professor whose books embrace various genres: fiction, philosophy, children's poetry, and . The Voice of Reason: Fundamentals of Critical Thinking.

Burton Porter is a writer and professor whose books embrace various genres: fiction, philosophy, children's poetry, and screenplays. He has published 10 books to date with St. Martin's, Oxford, Harcourt Brace, Macmillan, and Humanities Press. His on-line books include The Moebius Strip, Lab Rats, Forbidden Knowledge, and Black Swans and White Tigers. His latest book, What the Tortoise Taught Us, was published by Rowman and Littlefield.

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Burton Porter is at Western New England College.

The Voice of Reason Fundamentals of Critical Thinking.

This was a required read for one of my college courses, I have kept it as a great resource book for other courses.

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fundamentals of critical thinking. There's no description for this book yet. by Burton Frederick Porter, Burton F. Porter. Published 2002 by Oxford University Press in New York. Includes bibliographical references and index. xvii, 365 p. : Number of pages.

Lively, comprehensive, and contemporary, The Voice of Reason: Fundamentals of Critical Thinking covers three principal areas: thought and language, systematic reasoning, and modes of proof. It employs highly accessible explanations and a multitude of examples drawn from social issues and various academic fields, showing students and other readers how to construct and criticize arguments using the techniques of sound reasoning. The Voice of Reason examines the traditional elements of the field and also explores new ground. The first section of the book elucidates the relationship between thought and language, explaining how words function. It discusses meaning, connotation, vagueness, ambiguity, and definition, identifying the linguistic elements that can produce mistakes in thinking. The next section describes the rules of systematic reasoning, examining such topics as truth, relevance, and adequacy; deductive logic (categorical, hypothetical, and disjunctive); and induction (cause and effect, analogy, generalization, and hypothesis). Sixteen fallacies in thinking are also described through extensive illustrations and applications. The final section of the book offers a unique study of what constitutes proof in several different areas--including politics, advertising, law, and social issues--as well as in the academic disciplines of literature, science, history, and ethics. The author describes the various rules of evidence, using essays by major figures in each field as examples. An ideal text for courses in critical thinking, informal logic, and reasoning and writing, The Voice of Reason offers numerous pedagogical features including a host of examples; assignments, exercises, and puzzles at both the halfway point and at the end of each chapter; cartoons and quotations throughout; and practical applications of theoretical concepts. An extensive Instructor's Manual contains answers to the exercises that appear throughout the text.

Comments

Ziena Ziena
This was a text used for a critical thinking class (bachelors level) and the best way to explain it is that it feels like there should be a book the read before or with this book? It is informative but there are some parts that didn't make a lick of sense. It may not have helped that the instructor didn't teach/explain beyond the book but the book is not something to take on without guidance or for fun unless you are a masochist. It is thought provoking but I'm guessing there are better critical thinking texts out there.
Anen Anen
Didn't like it.
Nekora Nekora
interesting read for a text book
Nto Nto
Terrible book used for a terrible class. I did not enjoy this book at all.
Cetnan Cetnan
I had to buy this book for a college class, so it wasn't purchased for personal reading, but it is a well written book and easy to understand.
Ndlaitha Ndlaitha
This was a required read for one of my college courses, I have kept it as a great resource book for other courses.
Kanrad Kanrad
Needed for a class.
great book i really enjoyed reading it. It came in great condition and i did not rate it a 5 just because it is not new. other than that it is a great book that shipped fast.