Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.00
List price: $20.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Partner Warehouse General- General

How to Think Straight: An Introduction to Critical Reasoning

by

How to Think Straight: An Introduction to Critical Reasoning Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

Practical reasoning and clear thinking are essential for everyone if we are to make sense of the information we receive each day. Being able to quickly know the difference between valid and invalid arguments, the contradictory versus the contrary, vagueness and ambiguity, contradiction and self-contradiction, the truthful and the fallacious, separates clear thinkers from the crowd.

How to Think Straight lays the foundation for critical reasoning by showing many ways in which our thinking goes awry. Celebrated philosopher Antony Flew entertainingly instructs on the many and varied faults that occur in argument, the power of reason, how to challenge assertions and find evidence, and how not to be persuaded by half-truths. Flew also examines poor reasoning, and why we should be concerned with finding the truth.

Lucid, terse, and sensible, with study questions and exercises to help along the way, this enlightening second edition will help you develop the skills necessary to argue and reason effectively by following a few simple, easy-to-remember directions.

Book News Annotation:

A revised and expanded version of a book originally published in the UK as Thinking about Thinking and later reissued in the US as Thinking Straight. Flew (emeritus, philosophy, Reading University, UK) instructs on the varied faults that occur in argument, the power of reason, how to challenge assertions and find evidence, and how to avoid being taken in by half-truths. The revision incorporates references to contemporary controversies as well as an increased number of references to the ideas of classical philosophers and great thinkers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Celebrated philosopher Antony Flew entertainingly instructs on the many and varied faults that occur in argument, the power of reason, how to challenge assertions and find evidence, and how not to be persuaded by half-truths. Lucid, terse, and sensible, this enlightening second edition helps readers gain the skills necessary to argue and reason effectively.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-151) and indexes.

About the Author

Antony Flew is emeritus professor of philosophy at Reading University, England, and the author of Atheistic Humanism; God, Freedom, and Immortality; Thinking About Social Thinking; and How to Think Straight.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573922395
Author:
Flew, Antony
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Author:
Flew, Antony
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Critical thinking
Subject:
Thought and thinking
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Logic
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
8.84x6.34x.49 in. .58 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Necessity of Pragmatism: John... Used Trade Paper $24.00
  2. Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. British Empiricism and American... New Trade Paper $38.50
  4. Reasons for Our Rhymes: An Inquiry... Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Concise Introduction To Logic / With... Used Hardcover $51.00
  6. The Philosophy of Religion (Oxford... Used Trade Paper $1.95

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Cognitive Science
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Logic
Metaphysics » General
Reference » General
Religion » Western Religions » Theology
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Logic and Philosophy
Transportation » Nautical » General

How to Think Straight: An Introduction to Critical Reasoning Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.00 In Stock
Product details 164 pages Prometheus Books - English 9781573922395 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Celebrated philosopher Antony Flew entertainingly instructs on the many and varied faults that occur in argument, the power of reason, how to challenge assertions and find evidence, and how not to be persuaded by half-truths. Lucid, terse, and sensible, this enlightening second edition helps readers gain the skills necessary to argue and reason effectively.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.