Critical Thinking: Understanding the Principles and Processes of Thinking Well (Paperback)
In Critical Thinking, Dr. Rogers' purpose is to give readers the skills they need to engage in analytical thought. The point of critical thinking is to be able to think deeply and clearly about important concerns, to formulate sound arguments, and to evaluate the arguments offered by others. To help readers develop the insights and skills they need to be good critical thinkers, Rogers discusses:
What Critical is and why it is important
The foundational features of critical thinking
The cognitive and applied dimensions of analytical thought
The basics of logic The role of assumptions in analytical thought
The difference between implications and inferences
The role of language in critical thinking
The importance of research in analytical thought
The differences between critical and non-critical thinkers
How to construct a sound argument
How to write an argumentative essay and much more...
Rogers' book is filled with interesting and sometimes provocative illustrations of contemporary issues where high-level critical thinking is needed. He includes examples of sound and unsound arguments so students can see the difference between good reasoning and bad.
Critical Thinking: Understanding the Principles and Processes of Thinking Wellis a book that will help readers think more clearly, read more analytically, write more persuasively, and speak more convincingly.