Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking PDF download

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Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking

Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking PDF download – The study of claims that make up an argument is the stuff of Critical Thinking. This is often taught as if it was a subject in its own right, to a small minority of students in their final years of school, or in their first year of general humanity or philosophy course at college or university. This is a pity, since nearly all students have to advance and assess arguments at one time or another and it is highly desirable that they do this critically.

What does this mean: ‘critically’? The word often has a negative undertone: of carping; of fault-finding. In this context, though, it means using one’s judgement: in Greek, a kritikos was a judge, examining evidence on two sides in a case, and judging which was the weightier.

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