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  1. The Power of Critical Thinking (6th Canadian Edition) (6th edition).Chris MacDonald & Lewis Vaughn (eds.) - 2023 - [New York: Oxford University Press.
    Learn to think critically with the leading introduction to reasoning and argumentation. Highlights In clear, reader-friendly language, The Power of Critical Thinking provides an engaging introduction to argumentation, deductive and inductive reasoning, inferencing, and evaluating scientific theories New Critical Thinking and the Media boxes in each chapter apply the principles of critical thinking to the realms of media, advertising, and news New content on "fake news," the COVID-19 pandemic, and other important contemporary topics reflects the changing world in which today's (...)
     
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  2. Bioethics: principles, issues, and cases.Lewis Vaughn - 2010 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Moral reasoning in bioethics -- Bioethics and moral theories -- Paternalism and patient autonomy -- Truth-telling and confidentiality -- Informed consent -- Human research -- Abortion -- Reproductive technology -- Genetic choices -- Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide -- Dividing up health care resources.
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    The power of critical thinking: effective reasoning about ordinary and extraordinary claims.Lewis Vaughn - 2005 - New York: Oxford Univeristy Press.
    Enhanced by many innovative exercises, examples, and pedagogical features, The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Second Edition, explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating material on important topics that most other texts leave out. Author Lewis Vaughn offers comprehensive treatments of core topics, including an introduction to claims and arguments, discussions of propositional and categorical logic, and full coverage of the basics of inductive reasoning. Building on (...)
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    The moral life: an introductory reader in ethics and literature.Louis P. Pojman & Lewis Vaughn (eds.) - 2000 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Ideal for introductory ethics courses, The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature, Fifth Edition, brings together an extensive and varied collection of ninety-one classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, this unique anthology uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed. It also emphasizes the personal dimension of ethics, which is often ignored or minimized in ethics anthologies. The readings are (...)
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    The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature.Lewis Vaughn & Louis Pojman (eds.) - 2000 - New York: Oup Usa.
    Ideal for introductory ethics courses, The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature, Fifth Edition, brings together an extensive and varied collection of ninety-one classical and contemporary readings on ethical theory and practice. Integrating literature with philosophy in an innovative way, this unique anthology uses literary works to enliven and make concrete the ethical theory or applied issues addressed. It also emphasizes the personal dimension of ethics, which is often ignored or minimized in ethics anthologies. The readings are (...)
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    The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims.Lewis Vaughn - 2005 - New York: Oxford University Press USA.
    The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as "inference to the best explanation," scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking.The text integrates many pedagogical features, including hundreds of diverse exercises, examples, and illustrations; text boxes that apply critical thinking to student experience; step-by-step guidelines for evaluating claims, (...)
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    Philosophy: the quest for truth.Louis P. Pojman & Lewis Vaughn (eds.) - 2006 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Philosophy: The Quest for Truth is an anthology of classical and contemporary readings on nineteen philosophical problems or questions. Meant to help students make sense of the various arguments to be found within the major areas of philosophy, its eighty-four selections are organized topically and in a pro/con format. Topics include the nature of philosophy and the existence of God, what we know and who we are, how we should live and if we should act, political philosophy, and the meaning (...)
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    The Case for Humanism: An Introduction.Lewis Vaughn, Austin Dacey & Evan Fales - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The Case for Humanism is the premier textbook to introduce and help students think critically about the 'big ideas' of Western humanism—secularism, rationalism, materialism, science, democracy, individualism, and others—all powerful themes that run through Western thought from the ancient Greeks and the Enlightenment to the present day.
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    Beginning ethics: an introduction to moral philosophy.Lewis Vaughn - 2015 - New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
    The most accessible, practical, and affordable introduction to ethical theory and moral reasoning.
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  10. The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature, Third Edition, International Edition.Louis P. Pojman & Lewis Vaughn (eds.) - 2009 - Oup Usa.
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    Philosophy: The Quest for Truth.Louis P. Pojman & Lewis Vaughn (eds.) - 2009 - New York City: Oxford University Press USA.
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    Philosophy: The Quest for Truth: The Quest for Truth.Louis P. Pojman & Lewis Vaughn (eds.) - 2013 - New York: Oxford University Press USA.
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    Applying critical thinking to modern media: effective reasoning about claims in the new media.Lewis Vaughn - 2020 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This is the only book that teaches critical thinking skills by applying them to the consumption of modern media. The active involvement with this vitally important area enhances student engagement and learning and prepares students to be independent and intelligent consumers of information that they encounter in their daily lives.
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    Bioethics: Custom Publication.Lewis Vaughn - 2010 - Oxford University Press USA.
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    Concise guide to critical thinking.Lewis Vaughn - 2018 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This third edition of Concise Guide to Critical Thinking covers all the fundamentals of critical thinking and does so as clearly and directly as possible.
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    Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues.Lewis Vaughn - 2009 - New York: Oxford University Press USA.
    Taking a unique approach that emphasizes careful reasoning, this cutting-edge reader is structured around twenty-seven landmark arguments that have provoked heated debates on current ethical issues. Contemporary Moral Arguments: Readings in Ethical Issues, Second Edition, opens with an extensive two-chapter introduction to moral reasoning and moral theories that provides students with the background necessary to analyze the arguments in the following chapters. Chapters 3-12 present seventy-six readings that are organized--in the conventional way--into ten topical areas: abortion; drugs and autonomy ; (...)
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    Doing ethics: moral reasoning, theory, and contemporary issues.Lewis Vaughn - 2022 - New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
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    Doing ethics: moral reasoning and contemporary issues.Lewis Vaughn - 2016 - New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
    Doing Ethics is the best-selling book for courses with an applied emphasis. It teaches moral decision making as an active process, giving students the theoretical and logical tools required to do ethics. The Fifth Edition offers expanded coverage of topics that students find relevant, including free speech on campus, hook-up culture, sexual consent, racism, and discrimination. A NEW InQuizitive adaptive learning tool features game-like activities that build mastery of core concepts and theories.
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  19. Do We Have Free Will?Lewis Vaughn & Theodore Schick Jr - 1998 - Free Inquiry 18.
     
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    Great Philosophical Arguments: An Introduction to Philosophy.Lewis Vaughn - 2011 - Oup Usa.
    The purpose of this text is to introduce students to great philosophy and great philosophers through an intense focus on argument. Like other topically organized introductory philosophy readers, this book is organized around the existence of God, knowledge and skepticism, mind and body, free will and determinism, ethics, and contemporary ethical debates, including abortion, euthanasia, and global hunger and poverty. 78 selections are grouped into six topical chapters-and the selections within those chapters are organized by argument. Vaughn's approach focuses students' (...)
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    Living philosophy: a historical introduction to philosophical ideas.Lewis Vaughn - 2015 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Living Philosophy, Second Edition, is a historically organized, introductory hybrid text/reader that guides students through the story of philosophical thought from the Pre-Socratics to the present, providing cultural and intellectual background and explaining why key issues and arguments remain important and relevant today. Women philosophers are well represented throughout the text. They include Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, Hélène Cixous, Martha Nussbaum, Alison Jaggar, Annette Baier, Virginia Held, and many more. Non-Western philosophers are also included: Avicenna, Averroës, Maimonides, Buddha, Lao-Tzu, (...)
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    Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life, International.Lewis Vaughn - 2013 - New York : Oxford University Press,: Oup Usa.
    Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life, International Edition, is a hybrid text/reader that helps students understand, appreciate, and even do philosophy.
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    Philosophy here and now: powerful ideas in everyday life.Lewis Vaughn - 2014 - New York, NY, , United States of America: Oxford University Press.
    Philosophy Here and Now: Powerful Ideas in Everyday Life, Fourth Edition, is a topically organized hybrid text/reader that helps students understand, appreciate, and even do philosophy. The book emphasizes philosophical writing, reinforced with step by step coaching in how to write argumentative essays and supported by multiple opportunities to hone critical thinking. It shows students how philosophy applies to their own lives and brings the subject to life with engaging chapter ending literary selections, abundant illustrations, and a wealth of pedagogical (...)
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    Six Signs You’ve Taken The Blue Pill.Lewis Vaughn - 2023 - Philosophy Now 154:20-21.
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    The Failure of Supernatural Hypotheses.Lewis Vaughn - 2000 - Philo 3 (2):68-73.
    By applying some of the standard criteria used to judge the adequacy of scientific explanations, Richard Swinburne tries to show that the best explanation of everything is that God exists. That is, he contends that the best explanation for the existence of the universe and human life is that there is a God. I contend that Swinburne is right to appeal to the criteria of adequacy but wrong to construe them as he does. The criteria, plausibly applied, show that the (...)
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    Writing philosophy: a student's guide to writing philosophy essays.Lewis Vaughn - 2006 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays is a concise, self-guided manual that covers the basics of argumentative essay writing and encourages students to master fundamental skills quickly, with minimal instructor input. Opening with an introductory chapter on how to read philosophy, the book then moves into the basics of writing summaries and analyzing arguments. It provides step-by-step instructions for each phase of the writing process, from formulating a thesis, to creating an outline, to writing a final draft, (...)
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    Writing philosophy: a student's guide to reading and writing philosophy essays.Lewis Vaughn - 2018 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Reading and Writing Philosophy Essays, Second Edition, is a concise, self-guided manual that covers how to read philosophy and the basics of argumentative essay writing. It encourages students to master fundamental skills quickly--with minimal instructor input--and provides step-by-step instructions for each phase of the writing process, from formulating a thesis, to creating an outline, to writing a final draft, supplementing this tutorial approach with model essays, outlines, introductions, and conclusions. Writing Philosophy is just $5 (...)
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