Reason Better: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Critical Thinking

David Manley

David Manley’s Reason Better: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Critical Thinking, Essentials Edition seeks to innovate by re-thinking curriculum from the ground up that's academically rigorous and immensely practical. Reason Better achieves real interdisciplinarity by combining the most current findings from philosophy, cognitive science, social psychology, and behavioral economics, deviating from current offerings that ignore immensely useful progress from these fields. The Essentials Edition softens emphasis on probability notation and mathematical elements while maintaining the goal of developing a mindset that avoids systematic reasoning errors. A reasoning course should show students how to catch and correct the reasoning errors that they're most prone to making, and students will come away with a sense of how to assess the strength of evidence for claims, adjust their beliefs accordingly, and recognize the most prolific reasoning errors. The text is rich with instructor resources to support delivering a course that will have lasting lasting effects on students’ lives.

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Table of Contents for Reason Better: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Critical Thinking

  • Preliminaries
  • Chapter 1: Reasoning
  • Chapter 2: Mindset
  • Chapter 3: Clarity
  • Chapter 4: Entailment
  • Chapter 5: Evidence
  • Chapter 6: Generalizations
  • Chapter 7: Causes
  • Chapter 8: Updating
  • Chapter 9: Decisions
  • Chapter 10: Co-thinking
  • Instructor's Resources
  • Advanced Chapter Materials

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