Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing
Ninth Edition   ©2017

Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing

A Brief Guide to Argument

Sylvan Barnet (Tufts University) , Hugo Bedau (Tufts University) , John O'Hara

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03545-0; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03545-7; Format: Paper Text, 528 pages

Affordable strategies for critical thinking and academic argument

The unique collaborative effort of a professor of English, a professor of philosophy, and now a professor of critical thinking, Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. It draws on the authors’ varied expertise in critical thinking, effective persuasive writing, and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and research writing. This extraordinarily versatile text includes comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, from Aristotelian to Toulmin, as well as 48 readings, including a casebook on the state and the individual. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings.

This edition has been updated with exciting new topics, more critical thinking help, and 2016 MLA guidelines.