The text begins with an introduction to arguments. After some linguistic preliminaries, the text presents a detailed analysis of inductive reasoning and associated fallacies. This order of presentation helps to motivate the use of formal methods in the subsequent sections on deductive logic and fallacies. Lively and straightforward prose assists students in gaining facility with the sometimes challenging concepts of logic. By combining a sensitive treatment of ordinary language arguments with a simple but rigorous exposition of basic principles of logic, the text develops students' understanding of the relationships between logic and language, and strengthens their skills in critical thinking.
Critical Thinking for Kids: Activities, Games and Books
Children's Books that Promote Critical Thinking
Max Black was a British-American philosopher, who was a leading figure in analytic philosophy in the years after World War II. He made contributions to the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mathematics and science, and the philosophy of art, also publishing studies of the work of philosophers such as Frege. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, of Jewish descent, Black grew up in London, where his family had moved in He was then mathematics master at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle from His first book, The Nature of Mathematics, an exposition of Principia Mathematica and of current developments in the philosophy of mathematics, was published in From , Black lectured in mathematics at the Institute of Education in London. In he accepted a professorship in philosophy at Cornell University.
Book: Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking (van Cleave)
Critical Thinking is a tool that aids us in making informed, rational decisions. Simply put, it is the ability to analyse the existing information to make a logical decision. Critical thinking helps us think beyond the obvious. It is an essential life skill which is required across all walks of life.
Social justice. That sounds great! After all, who would not want justice in the society in which they live? In fact, the Bible has so much to say about justice.