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Title:
Clear thinking : a practical introduction
Author:
Ruchlis, Hyman.
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Publication Information:
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1990.
Physical Description:
271 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
Discusses reasoning and clear thinking, including such aspects as the nature of facts, language and reasoning, false analogies, and prejudice.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780879755942
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Book

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This lively introduction to the basis of critical analysis shows how to evaluate evidence, isolate facts, and use sound reasoning skills in everyday situations. Chapters focus on: The Importance of Clear Thinking; The Nature of Facts; The Reasoning Process; Language and Reasoning; Common Errors in Reasoning; Conflicting Opinions; Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination; How Opinions Are Influenced; and much more.


Author Notes

Hy Ruchlis (1913-1992) was a physicist, teacher, and writer known for his scientific books aimed at younger readers. Ruchlis was a graduate of Brooklyn College and Columbia University, and went on to teach both at the secondary and college levels. He is the author of Clear Thinking, How Do You Know It's True? and How A Rock Came To Be In A Fence On A Road Near A Town.