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Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies by Martin Cohen

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About the Author

Martin Cohen is a well-established author specialising in popular books in philosophy, social science and politics. He is best known for his two introductions to philosophy, 101 Philosophy Problems and 101 Ethical Dilemmas. The books are used precisely to stimulate CT skills — in the case of the 101 Ethical Dilemmas the book is seen as part of decision-making skills too. They are both texts directly relevant to this book, as they encourage and show their readers how to argue and how to dig down to the structure of issues.

He also published a popular overview of Political Philosophy, a radical survey of the world structured as a travel guide, No Holiday: 80 Places You Don't Want to Visit, and an ‘anti-history’ of great philosophers, called Philosophical Tales. Martin has also co-founded a wiki-site, www.philosophical-investigations.org, and has contributed to top-ranked internet sites such as the economics blog at The Guardian, and environmental ones at the Daily Telegraph to mention just a few of the more prominent ones.

His most recent projects include the UK edition of Philosophy for Dummies and Mind Games: 31 days to rediscover your Brain, which was a featured book on the national arts program of France Culture, where its emphasis on the social context of individual thought was appreciated.

There are only a few UK academics in philosophy who actively promote these kinds of transferable CT skills (most of them are narrow specialists), but Martin is one of them, ...

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