American Philosophical Association. HOW TO REASON.
Help your students reason, understand, and write
How to Reason: A Practical Guide
Claims. Arguments. Fallacies. Analogies.
Generalizing. Cause and Effect. Explanations. All these are
clearly set out with hundreds of examples from daily life
showing how to use them. Illustrations using a cast of
cartoon characters make the concepts memorable.
Based on the highly praised The Pocket Guide to
Critical Thinking (see the reviews!)
but with shorter chapters, more summaries, introductions,
and exercises for readers to test their skills.
Helps in any course, or use it as the text
for a course on critical thinking.
$19.95 paperback ISBN 978-1-938421-38-9
PDF ISBN 978-1-938421-39-6
ePub ISBN 978-1-938421-44-0
How to Reason + Reasoning in the Sciences
New drugs, climate change, whether cats can
reason, the universe—how can we understand? Starting a
science course, how can we make sense of the methods of
reasoning? This extension of How to Reason teaches how scientists
make definitions, what an experiment is, what can go wrong
with an experiment, how scientists reason with models and
theories, what counts as a good explanation in science, and
how to distinguish science from magic, religion, and fraud.