Critical Thinking Textbook

Since writing these chapters, my thinking on how best to present the material has evolved. Perhaps most importantly 1) I've abandoned writing a list of the assertions in an argument in favor of simply numbering them in the text, 2) I've stressed the importance of identifying the relationships between the ideas as they are identified, and 3) I've switched the map orientation, putting the conclusion at the top in order to conform to the conventions adopted elsewhere.


Eventually, I'll be posting a "new edition" of this textbook, reflecting these changes. For now, however, I'm confident that individuals who want to use these chapters can make the necessary adjustments, if they wish.