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ISBN-13 9780133115734ISBN-10 0133115739
ISBN-10 0133115283ISBN-13 9780133115284
Author(s): Richard Paul; Linda Elder
Publisher: Pearson FT Press
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 480

You are what you think! Everything you do is determined by the quality of your thinking. If you aren't thinking clearly, you're at the mercy of everyone from politicians to marketers. Unfortunately, many people never give any thought to how they think. No wonder they're susceptible to the frustration, pain, ineffectiveness, and financial loss that result directly from poorly considered thinking.

Critical Thinking, Second Edition is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life—as a professional, as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and even as a lover. Drs. Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder identify the core skills of effective thinking, then help you analyze your own thought processes so you can systematically identify and overcome your weaknesses. Coverage includes: 

  • Thinking with clarity, relevance, logic, accuracy, depth, significance, precision, breadth, and fairness

  • Thinking more effectively at work

  • Becoming a more effective strategic thinker

  • Critically assessing what experts say

  • Understanding the links between critical thinking and personal character

  • Packed with new examples and exceptionally relevant exercises, this book will help you use critical thinking skills to empower yourself, discover new opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, grow your wealth, and more. Above all, it will help you gain the confidence and clarity you need to pursue and achieve your most important goals in life – whatever they are!