Reason Better: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Critical Thinking

David Manley

David Manley’s Reason Better: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Critical Thinking completely re-thinks the standard critical thinking curriculum in a way that's both practical and rigorous. Reason Better combines the most current findings from philosophy, cognitive science, social psychology, and behavioral economics. The text emphasizes acquiring a mindset that avoids systematic errors, rather than using arguments as tools of persuasion. It also presents a unified picture of evidence that covers statistical, causal, and best-explanation inferences. Students will come away with a sense of how to assess the strength of evidence for claims, adjust their beliefs accordingly, and recognize the errors they're most prone to making. The text is rich with instructor resources to support delivering a course that will have lasting effects on students’ lives. This new edition also includes optional Advanced Content that introduces, among other things, a simple form of probability notation.

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