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How to Think About Weird Things

Critical Thinking for a New Age

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How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age by Theodore Schick
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This brief, inexpensive text helps the reader to think critically, using examples from the weird claims and beliefs that abound in our culture to demonstrate the sound evaluation of any claim. The authors focus on types of logical arguments and proofs, making "How to Think about Weird Things" a versatile supplement for logic, critical thinking, philosophy of science, or any other science appreciation courses.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introduction: Close Encounters with the Strange 2. The Possibility of the Impossible 3. Arguments Good, Bad and Weird 4. Knowledge, Belief, and Evidence 5. Looking for Truth in Personal Experience 6. Science and Its Pretenders 7. Case Studies in the Extraordinary 8. Relativism, Truth, and Reality
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
5th Revised edition
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
McGraw Hill Higher Education
Pages
368
Dimensions
162x231x14
ISBN-13
9780073386621
Product ID
2058916

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