The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning about Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims (6th Edition) – eBook

eBook details

  • Author: Lewis Vaughn
  • File Size: 77 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 6th edition
  • Publication Date: September 20, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019085271, 019085281X
  • ISBN-13: 9780190852719, 9780190852818

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About The Author

Lewis Vaughn

Lewis Vaughn

Dr. Lewis Vaughn was the author of numerous textbooks in critical thinking, philosophy, and ethics including Concise Guide to Critical Thinking; The Power of Critical Thinking; Living Philosophy: A Historical Introduction to Philosophical Ideas; Philosophy Here and Now; Theory, and Contemporary Issues; Bioethics: Principles, Issues; Beginning Ethics: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy; Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning; and Cases; and Writing Philosophy.

The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims 6th Edition (PDF) provides the broadest range of tools to show college students how critical thinking applies in their lives and the world around them. It explores the essentials of critical reasoning, logic, argumentation, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other textbooks leave out, such as scientific reasoning, “inference to the best explanation,” visual reasoning, evidence, and authority, and obstacles to critical thinking.


Vaughn’s textbook is one of the most readable critical thinking textbooks. It is written for freshmen college students, even those who are not fully prepared for college-level work. The self-assessment, quizzes, and integrated exercises are among the best features of this ebook.” — Tobyn DeMarco, Bergen Community College

This is an excellent critical thinking ebook! I will likely adopt it for future classes. It is well written, appropriate, and engaging for undergraduates, and has a lot of good exercises, including real-world applications. In addition, the cost is much more affordable than competing textbooks, without compromising the content.” — Ken Hochstetter, College of Southern Nevada

The Power of Critical Thinking is a great textbook. Its strengths are its repetition of key ideas and the many real-world applications, like the connection between ESP and expectation. This textbook offers a taste of all areas of human reasoning in an accessible and intelligent manner. The fun information boxes will also keep college students interested.” — June Yang, Grossmont College

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