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How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking For a New Age, 8e

CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Close Encounters with the Strange
CHAPTER 2: The Possibility of the Impossible
CHAPTER 3: Arguments Good, Bad, and Weird
CHAPTER 4: Knowledge, Belief, and Evidence
CHAPTER 5: Looking for Truth in Personal Experience
CHAPTER 6: Science and Its Pretenders
CHAPTER 7: Case Studies in the Extraordinary
CHAPTER 8: Relativism, Truth, and Reality

About the Author

Theodore Schick received his B.A. in philosophy from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Brown University. He is currently professor of philosophy at Muhlenberg College where he has served as Director of Academic Computing, Director of Freshman Seminars, Director of the Muhlenberg Scholars Program, and Chair of the Philosophy Department. He is the author of Doing Philosophy: An Introduction through Thought Experiments, the editor of The Philosophy of Science: From Positivism to Post-modernism, and has published articles in several fields of philosophy including: philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, meta-philosophy, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics. He has also contributed to a number of volumes in Open Courts Philosophy and Popular Culture series as well as Blackwells Philosophy for Everyone series. Lewis Vaughn is the author of numerous textbooks in philosophy, critical thinking, and ethics including The Power of Critical Thinking (2019); Concise Guide to Critical Thinking (2017); Philosophy Here and Now (2019); Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas (2018); Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning, Theory, and Contemporary Issues (2019); Beginning Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy (2015); Bioethics: Principles, Issues, and Cases (2017); and Writing Philosophy (2018).

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