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Critical Reasoning and Writing

Critical Reasoning and Writing

This work was developed as an Open Textbook (OER, Open Educational Resource) for use in a lower-level Philosophy course at Golden West College (a California Community College). It covers the basics of how to critically read, analyze texts, understand formal and informal logical methodologies (including fallacies), and write a well-structured argumentative paper. It is licensed under a CC-BY-NC-ND as a whole, but some chapters contain different licenses. Please contact the editor for comments, feedback, or suggestions. It meets accessibility requirements as well. The Table of Contents is listed below: UNIT ONE: INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING, REASONING, AND LOGIC 1 Introduction and Thought Experiments: The Trolley Problem 2 Truth and Its Role in Argumentation: Certainty, Probability, and... Show More


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