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TLCRobert Shanab and Shannon Gould


Approach to Good Reasoning (First Edition)
By Robert Shanab and Shannon Gould

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63487-316-1, 324 pages


TLC: Approach to Good Reasoning teaches critical thinking skills that students can then apply to potential solutions to societal problems. While many books on critical thinking, argumentation, and reasoning are text dense and focus on theory, TLC: Approach to Good Reasoning makes use of extensive real-world examples to teach students about various forms of reasoning and argumentation.

Students will learn to recognize what constitutes an argument and will become familiar with the TLC (truth, logic, clarity) method of evaluating arguments. They will explore deductive, inductive, and syllogistic reasoning as well as enthymemes and fallacies. Each of the nine chapters features high-interest and challenging activities that allow for immediate application of the target skills.

Contemporary in approach, accessible, and filled with engaging exercises, TLC: Approach to Good Reasoning is ideal for courses in introductory philosophy and logic. The widely applicable nature of the material also makes the book appropriate for courses in the law or English composition.

Robert Shanab earned his M.A. at San Jose College and his Ph.D. at Ohio State University, Columbus. Dr. Shanab is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he teaches courses in philosophy and critical thinking. He has written numerous articles for professional publications, with work appearing in Philosophy Forum, International Logic Review, the Journal of Critical Analysis, and Philosophical Review. Fluent in French and Arabic, Dr. Shanab has also published in The Pakistan Philosophical Journal and the Academy of Iqbal Review. Dr. Shanab was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, and lived there until moving to the United States in 1957.
Shannon Gould earned her B.A. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a social and political activist dedicated to building healthy, sustainable living and working conditions, and helping people effectively build solutions to societal problems. She also collaborated with Robert Shanab on Readings in Critical Thinking.

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