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Critical Reasoning

Edited by Robin Roth and Doug Borcoman

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-93555-197-3, 60 pages


This text features a novel, hands-on approach to the study of rhetorical devices. The student will become more engaged in the study of critical thinking by seeing its direct application to current events, student life, and decision-making.

Critical Reasoning is outlined by the following content:

  • An examination of critical thinking
  • An introduction to philosophical writing, including how to write a paper
  • Definitions and explanations of rhetorical devices
  • A series of essays used to engage the reader in critical thinking and identifying devices


Robin Alice Roth, Ph.D., is a full-time Instructor at CSUDH in the Philosophy Department and specializes in 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, History of Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Dr. Roth has published numerous works and taught Critical Reasoning for the TVCSUDH program aired throughout the USA and regarded as one of the most popular education programs. Having traveled the world lecturing on her research, she is well-known for her significant contributions in contemporary Continental Philosophy and some of her work was re-published in Europe and Asia as the best in 20th Century Continental Philosophy. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy at DePaul University, Chicago, her B.A., M.A. and Certificate at CSULB, and she has received numerous grants.