Critical And Logical Thinking

As mentioned previously, the author has an accessible style that makes the content relatively easy to read and engaging.

He also does a suitable job explaining jargon/technical language that is introduced in the textbook.

Also, the text is very American specific with many examples from and for an American audience.

More diversity, especially in the examples, would be appropriate and appreciated.

The discipline often uses multiple terms for the same concept, but this text avoids that trap nicely. Since there are only four chapters, those chapters include large blocks of information.

However, the chapters themselves are very well delineated and could be easily broken up so that parts could be left out or covered in a different order from the text.

Chapter 2 also covers a number of formal methods of evaluating arguments, such as Venn Diagrams and Propositional logic and the four basic truth functional connectives, but to my mind, it is much more thorough in its treatment of Informal Logic and Critical Thinking skills, than it is of formal logic.

I also appreciated that Van Cleave’s book includes exercises with answers and an index, but there is no glossary; which I personally do not find detracts from the book's comprehensiveness.

There are an abundance of examples that inspire students to look at issues from many different political viewpoints, challenging students to practice evaluating arguments, and identifying fallacies.

Many of these exercises encourage students to critique issues, and recognize their own inherent reader-biases and challenge their own beliefs--hallmarks of critical thinking.

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