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Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Thinking Critically. 2. Recognizing Arguments. 3. Analyzing Arguments. 4. Diagramming Arguments. 5. Preparing to Evaluate Arguments. 6. Evaluating Categorical Arguments. 7. Evaluating Truth-Functional Arguments. 8. Evaluating Analogical Arguments. 9. Evaluating Inductive Generalizations. 10. Evaluating Causal Arguments. 11. Detecting Fallacies. 12. Constructing Arguments. Supplementary Chapters. 13. Evaluating Categorical Arguments Supplement. 14. Evaluating Truth-Functional Arguments Supplement.

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Dr. Debra Jackson has taught at CSU Bakersfield since 2002 and has been tenure-track faculty since 2005. She completed her PhD in Philosophy with a minor in Women's Studies at Purdue University in 2002. Dr. Paul Newberry received his PhD from Claremont Graduate University. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Cal State Bakersfield and served on the faculty task force that helped develop the CSUB general education assessment plan and co-directed the first critical thinking assessment.


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