BUS 4080


An in-depth study of many creative thinking and problem solving techniques that are essential for organizational leaders. Causal, deductive, and inductive arguments are described as well as the use of persuasion. Moral, legal, and aesthetic reasoning are also covered.


  1. Summarize how arguments can be made stronger.
  2. Interpret why an inductive argument is considered to be strong.
  3. Differentiate between beliefs and critical thinking.
  4. Explain the difference between rhetorical definition and argumentative essays.
  5. Outline how a proof surrogate statement can impact the opinion of the public.
  6. Summarize the irrelevant factors that identify expertise.
  7. Explain the differences in logical force gained from rhetoric and argument.
  8. Give examples of how ordinary English claims can be translated into standard categorical claims.
  9. Paraphrase the danger of the slippery slope in developing arguments.
  10. Interpret the post hoc fallacy in reaching a conclusion.
  11. Distinguish between truth functional symbols and negation, conjunction, disjunction, and conditional.
  12. List the perspectives of moral influential Western reasoning.
  13. Explain the components of an argument.




Critical thinking (Rev: 9)

Publisher: McGraw Hill (2009)
Author: Moore, B. N., & Parker, R.
ISBN: 9780073386676
Price: $27.53

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