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"I would adopt this textbook in a heartbeat for a class on critical thinking. I am impressed with how much is accomplished in a slim volume. The clarity of writing is one of the great strengths of this text."-- Elizabeth Meade , Cedar Crest College

"As a foundational guide to reasoning, Munson and Black's effort in this edition is commendable - well organized, filled with timely examples, and weighted with the clearest and most substantive content that I have seen in such a textbook."-- Jason Black , University of Alabama --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Ronald Munson is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He received his PhD from Columbia University and was Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at Harvard University. He has been a visiting professor at University of California, San Diego, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School. A nationally acclaimed bioethicist, Munson is a medical ethicist for the National Eye Institute and a consultant for the National Cancer Institute. He is also a member of the Washington University School of Medicine Human Studies Committee. In addition to being the author of a number of science and ethics books, he is also the author of the novels NOTHING HUMAN, FAN MAIL, and NIGHT VISION.

Andrew Black has been teaching in the Philosophy Department since fall 1999. Before coming to UMSL, he taught for eight years at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and for one year at Dartmouth College. He holds the Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Black specializes in the history of philosophy, particularly the philosophy of the seventeenth century. He has published articles on Descartes, Malebranche, and Leibniz. Other areas of Dr. Black's expertise include analytic philosophy, logic, and the philosophy of science. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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How every logic book should be: concise and brief April 12 2010
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For a Logic class, this was assigned to me and I was surprised at how thin this book was. Usually, I would envision a gigantic textbook for such a dense topic.

However, this book was very concise and brief, and generally, I was able to grasp the concepts. Learning should be concise, especially like we all use to in grammar school.

Insightful, brief, and easy to understand.

Overall, buy, read, and learn this book with confidence!
Interesting even if you're not taking a Philosophy class! May 12 2010
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This book really makes you think about what you believe and what reality really is. It challenges your way of thinking on so many levels. It helps you learn to argue a point or realize a point you believed can't be true or that you don't have the evidence to determine it to be true or false. Interesting read. Answers to odd #ed exercises in the back are helpful in determining if you have mastered the concepts or not.
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It works. July 31 2011
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The book seems to be well- structured and does a good job of explaining complex concepts. Some of the examples seem to be flawed but my instructor doesn't use the book all that much anyway.


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