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THiNK is a multicultural and interdisciplinary introductory critical thinking ethics textbook and provides students with the skills necessary to make and commit to decisions in their lives based on reason and logic. Each chapter in THiNK addresses a different topic related to critical thinking beginning with the basic critical-thinking skills, which are covered in Chapters 1 to 6. Chapters 7 and 8 address the use of these critical-thinking skills in analyzing inductive and deductive arguments. Chapters 9 to 13 are optional. Each of these chapters involves applying the critical skills studied in Chapters 1 to 8 to a different contemporary issue. The major sections in each chapter are each followed by a series of exercises which encourage students to apply their critical-thinking skills to specific questions or issues.
CHAPTER 1: Critical Thinking: Why It's ImportantCHAPTER 2: Reason and Emotion
CHAPTER 3: Language and Communication
CHAPTER 4: Knowledge, Evidence, and Errors in Thinking
CHAPTER 5: Informal Fallacies
CHAPTER 6: Recognizing, Analyzing, and Constructing Arguments
CHAPTER 7: Inductive Arguments
CHAPTER 8: Deductive Arguments
CHAPTER 9: Ethics and Moral Decision Making
CHAPTER 10: Marketing and Advertising
CHAPTER 11: Mass Media
CHAPTER 12: Science
CHAPTER 13: Law and Politics
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