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Good reasons for better arguments an introduction to the basic skills and values of critical thinking by Jerome Edmund Bickenbach

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Published by Broadview Press in Peterborough, Ont .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Critical thinking.,
  • Critical theory.,
  • Critical thinking -- Problems, exercises, etc.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJerome E. Bickenbach & Jackie M. Davies.
ContributionsDavies, Jacqueline MacGregor, 1960-
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 400 p. :
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20017072M
ISBN 101551110598

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