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Bruce Thompson's Fallacy Page - text-based guides on logical fallacies, including a definition of the term "fallacy", a history of the study of fallacies from the ancient Greeks to the present, classes of logical fallacies with examples, fallacy names and other terminology, logical fallacy identification exercises, principles to classify and organize fallacies, the nature of fallacious reasoning and more   (Rating: 6.93 Votes: 3963)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Critical Thinker Academy: Free Tutorial Courses - a collection of video-enhanced critical thinking lessons, covering basic concepts in propositional logic, common valid and invalid argument forms, how to cite sources and avoid plagiarism, how to write a good argumentative essay, fallacies, the rules for reasoning with probabilities, probability, basic concepts in propositional logic and more   (Rating: 6.58 Votes: 448)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project - a text-based guide to some of the core concepts of critical thinking, covering a short history of logic, symbolic (or formal) logic vs informal logic (or critical thinking), the point of studying critical thinking, the vocabulary and basic concepts of logic and arguments, the logical form (structure) of good and bad arguments, the types of (informal) incorrect reasoning (fallacies), new ways to look at language as proposing new theories of how words are to be used, the usual sources of our information and the most common ways we are led astray by them and more   (Rating: 6.94 Votes: 4311)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (3)

Fallacies - text-based descriptions of common logical fallacies and errors in reasoning, complete with real-world examples, covering appeal to common practice, appeal to pity, appeal to tradition, begging the question, burden of proof, gambler's fallacy, hasty generalization, middle ground, poisoning the well, red herring, slippery slope, straw man and more   (Rating: 7.12 Votes: 3628)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

The Center for Critical Thinking - guidelines and lessons for integrating critical thinking into the curriculum at college & university and primary & secondary levels   (Rating: 7.17 Votes: 3966)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

The Fallacy Files - text-based guides to of named fallacies and other fallacious arguments, including affirming the consequent, ambiguity, ambiguous middle, baculum, begging the question, black-and-white fallacy, circular argument, commutation of conditionals, complex question, conversion, denying the antecedent, disjunctive syllogism, division, either/or fallacy, equivocation, guilt by association, hominem, loaded question, one-sided assessment, post hoc, red herring, slippery slope, straw man, suppressed evidence, wishful thinking and more   (Rating: 6.97 Votes: 4231)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)




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Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking - a very popular book that helps readers understand the difference between blindly accepting information and critical analysis and synthesis, teaching how to react rationally to alternate points of view and develop a foundation for making personal choices about what to accept and what to reject in what we see and hear. An extremely helpful book for clarifying thought - for even the most educated people!


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Other Useful Instructional Books:

Attacking Faulty Reasoning : A Practical Guide to Fallacy-Free Arguments
Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User-friendly Manual
A Better Reason : A Handbook for Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking : Building the Basics
Great Critical Thinking Puzzles
Tools of Critical Thinking : Metathoughts for Psychology



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