Critical thinking. Un'introduzione

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Critical thinking. An introduction

Aldo Frigerio, Canale Damiano, Ciuni Roberto, Tuzet Giovanni

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Critical Thinking is a discipline that provides the means to distinguish good from bad arguments. In doing so, it makes use of the contribution of other disciplines such as logic, psychology, argumentation theory, probability theory. By exploiting and developing our ability to reason, it makes us understand why certain reasoning patterns are correct and others are not. This book is an introduction to Critical Thinking, to the role that reasoning plays in concrete contexts and to the forms it assumes in different fields. The first part of the book explains what a topic is and what types of topics exist; the second deals with deductive arguments, with particular attention to conditionals and counterfactuals; the third takes into consideration some non-deductive arguments, such as statistical reasoning, reasoning with probabilities, reasoning with explanatory hypotheses, inference to the best explanation and reasoning by analogy. The volume also clarifies why it is important to think well. Recognizing and providing good arguments helps us to have a better understanding of the theses we are called to consider when making choices and interacting with others.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Critical thinking. An introduction
Original languageItalian
PublisherEgea
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)9788823823259
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Pensiero critico
  • Argomentazione
  • Logica informale

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