What is Critical Thinking?

Set One

1-     What is Critical Thinking? (Fisher, 2004: 1-14).

2-     A perspective on argument (Wood, 2004: 3-20).

3-     Argument style (Wood, 2004:  41, 47, 49-61).

4-     The structure of an argument (Diestler, 1998: 3-11, 12-13).

5-     Considering some issues 1 (Numrich, 1995)

-         Give me my place to smoke.

-         Gang violence

-         Facing the wrong end of a pistol

 

 

Set Two

1-     Logic at a glance.

2-     The language of reasoning (Fisher, 2004: 15-32)

3-     Assumptions (Diestler, 1998: 78-80; 47-50)

4-     Deductive reasoning (Diestler, 1998: 80-100)

5-     Inductive reasoning (Diestler, 1998: 101-222)

6-     Considering some issues 2 (Numrich, 1995)

-         Is it a sculpture, or is it food?

-         Women caught in the middle of two generations.

-         What constitutes a family?

 

 

 

Set Three

1-     The Toulmin Model: the essential parts of an argument (Wood, 2004: 126-145; 146-151).

2-     Types of claims (Wood, 2004: 159-196; Fisher, 2004: 82-105).

3-     Types of proof (Wood, 2004: 199-218, 220).

4-     Fallacies (Wood, 2004: 231-237; Diestler 1998: 224-261).

5-     Considering some issues 3 (Numrich, 1995)

                 -   Green consumerism.

                 -   Finding discrimination where one would hope to find relief.

 

 

 

Set Four

1-     Rogerian argument and common ground (Wood, 2004: 251-259).

2-     Visual and oral argumentation (Wood, 2004: 394-411).

3-     The power of language and the language of power (Diestler, 1998: 264-307).

4-     Suggestion in media (Diestler, 1998: 310-340; 341-353).

5-     Writing a research paper that presents an argument (Wood, 2004: 294-382).

Comments

Hi Dario good to find you here, it's been ages since we last met at Warwick, hope you can remember me, actually I was introduced to you by Haitham, and we often met here and there. Currently I am a specialist inspector of English language in the directorate of Education. wish you all the best Yours

I'm not sure if I exactly remember who you are but let's see...Did you stay on campus at Claycroft?
I haven't heard of Haytham since I left Warwick, I gather he must be doing his military service.
Warm regards,
Darío

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