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Critical Reasoning: A User's Manual (Southworth and Swoyer)

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  • Teaching critical reasoning is difficult. So is learning to reason more carefully and accurately. The greatest challenge is teaching (and learning) skills in such a way that students can spontaneously apply them outside the classroom once the course is over (teaching people to apply skills in the classroom can be hard enough, but clearly isn’t a worthwhile goal in itself).

    Thumbnail: Logic is the art of combining smaller arguments (premises) into a bigger argument, not unlike a jigsaw puzzle. (Pixabay license; PIRO via Pixabay)