Book Title: A Guide to Good Reasoning: Cultivating Intellectual Virtues

Subtitle: Second edition, revised and updated

Author: David Carl Wilson

Book Description: A Guide to Good Reasoning has been described by reviewers as “far superior to any other critical reasoning text.” It shows with both wit and philosophical care how students can become good at everyday reasoning. It starts with attitude—with alertness to judgmental heuristics and with the cultivation of intellectual virtues. From there it develops a system for skillfully clarifying and evaluating arguments, according to four standards—whether the premises fit the world, whether the conclusion fits the premises, whether the argument fits the conversation, and whether it is possible to tell.

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David Carl Wilson

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Philosophy: epistemology and theory of knowledge

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Title
A Guide to Good Reasoning: Cultivating Intellectual Virtues
Author
David Carl Wilson
License

A Guide to Good Reasoning: Cultivating Intellectual Virtues was originally published in print in 1999. The author, David Carl Wilson, regained the copyright for this content which has been revised and updated in this new edition. The cover image, “Fruit Tree Orchards, Huelva Spain,” is by Overview, source imagery © Maxar 2020. Used with permission.

 

Primary Subject
Philosophy: epistemology and theory of knowledge
Publisher
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Publication Date
November 1, 2020
Ebook ISBN
978-1-946135-66-7