Reason in the Real World
Aimed at high school and university students, but suitable for anyone who wants to improve their skills in critical thinking and agrument evaluation, "Reason in the Real World" is a short and practical introduction to reasoning. Designed for use either as a teach-yourself course, or as a textbook for a critical thinking class, this book uses accessible language to show students how to assess arguments and ten how to construct their own arguments. The reader is actively engaged and taught the skills of critical thinking through a series of graded exercises. By the end of the book students should be able to: analyse arguments found in the media, books and speeches; identify flaws in arguments; and compose argumentative essays. Stephen Duffin has taught and tutored courses in critical thinking for several years at Massey University where he is currently employed.