The skills of Critical Thinking are important whatever subject you
are studying. They enable you to assess what's been said or
written by asking the right questions: 'What does this
mean?' 'What else could it mean?' 'What other
evidence do I need?' With your answers, you can suggest other
explanations or scenarios: 'Perhaps it's this rather than
that'. As a creative, enquiring thinker, you can then move on
to produce well-argued material of your own. This new edition has
been totally updated, but it continues in the tradition of the
earlier editions in that it is invaluable for all students, whether
you're doing a course in Critical Thinking (like the AS-level)
or not. It quite simply covers everything you need to become a
skilled Critical Thinker.
suitable for the AS level; and for A level, Advanced GNVQ and university students who - will not only be able to better understand their course material but also to produce better essays and assignmentsA" FOCUS ON BUSINESS EDUCATION A really useful introduction to developing and improving a core skillA" ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES
Dr ROY VAN DEN BRINK-BUDGEN is widely acknowledged as having played a leading role in the development of Critical Thinking over more than twenty years. His experience in assessing and teaching the subject is unrivalled in the UK.
Preface to 4th Edition 1. Giving Claims a Significance 2. Explanations 3. Inferences 4. Assumptions 5. More Building Up of Arguments 6. Evaluation of Arguments: Looking at Evidence 7. Evaluation of Arguments: Weaknesses in Reasoning 8. Analogies, Hypotheses Definations and Principles 9. Credibility of Evidence 10. Producing Arguments Resources for further study Additional information for the exercises Index.