Used Workbook for Arguments : A Complete Course in Critical Thinking (USED)

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A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Weston's Rulebook for Arguments to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. Workbook includes:
  • The entire text of Rulebook, supplemented with extensive further explanations and exercises.
  • Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, literature, movies, videos, and other sources.
  • Practical advice to help students succeed when applying the Rulebook's rules to the examples in the homework exercises.
  • Suggestions for further practice, outlining activities that students can do by themselves or with classmates to improve their skills.
  • Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments designed to engage students.
  • An appendix on mapping arguments, giving students a solid introduction to this vital skill in constructing complex and multi-step arguments and evaluating them.
  • Model answers to odd-numbered problems, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected sample answers and further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, or ethical issues they raise.
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