Additional Online Resources


Chapter 1

Tim van Gelder's Critical Thinking on the Web is a massive website that catalogs scores of links to just about everything related to critical thinking - from argument-mapping to online logic tutorials.

Critical Thinking: Philosophy as a Set of Skills, from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is a succinct PowerPoint review of core concepts in critical thinking, argument types, and fallacies.

The entry on 'Informal Logic' in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy gives an overview of the subject, which overlaps and intersects with the topic of critical thinking.



Chapter 2

A List of Fallacious Arguments, from the Don Lindsay Archive, includes fallacies with definitions and examples.

A Mini Guide to Critical Thinking by John Lau at the department of philosophy, Hong Kong university. This 'more than a mini' guide covers many key concepts in critical thinking.

A list of interesting links on the topic of group thinking can be found on Tim van Gelder's Critical Thinking on the Web.



Chapter 3

A list of links on argument mapping (diagramming) can be found on Tim van Gelder's Critical Thinking on the Web.

The Critical Thinking Tutorial by Dr J. Verlinden is a tutorial page with self-marking practice tests on deductive reasoning.

Mission: Critical is a comprehensive critical thinking website with interactive exercises on deductive and inductive arguments from San Jose State University.



Chapter 4

An article (on the Chronicle of Higher Education website) discusses how the lack of scientific literacy can lead many psychotherapists to make the kinds of cognitive and perceptual errors discussed in Chapter 4: 'Mind Games: Psychological Warfare Between Scientists and Therapists'.

A two part article (in Scientific American) discusses ten ways to use critical thinking to distinguish between dubious and credible claims: 'Baloney Detection Part 1' and 'Baloney Detection Part 2'.

Experts and Expertise. This website provides links to articles for thinking critically about how much expertise the experts really have. Expertise in a variety of subject areas is addressed.

The Media includes links to resources and articles for thinking critically about the media.



Chapter 5

Entries for various fallacies are found at A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names.

From The Fallacy Files, an alphabetical listing of fallacies includes a number of discussions and examples.

The website Informal Fallacies gives examples, explanations, and discussions of fallacies intended for student review and consideration.

Mission: Critical is a comprehensive critical thinking website from San Jose State University, with interactive exercises on fallacies.



Chapter 6

Basic Terms of Logic is a short review of terminology in logic from the philosophy department at Earlham College.

This particular website features a series of tutorials explaining and demonstrating the construction of truth tables. Practice exercises are included.

The entry on 'Propositional Logic', in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, is both detailed and helpful.



Chapter 7

A short tutorial on categorical syllogisms can be found on The Philosophy Pages.

Jeff's Critical Thinking Page, from Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia, contains a series of PowerPoint presentations covering a variety of core critical thinking concepts, including Categorical Logic and Venn diagrams.

Studying categorical logic, this website includes interactive online Venn Diagram quizzes and other categorical logic tutorials.



Chapter 8

'The Philosophy Pages' includes a brief entry for analogical reasoning.

Answers to basic questions about public opinion polls can be found at the Public Agenda website.

Basic Terms of Logic is a short review of terminology in logic - including inductive logic - from the philosophy department at Earlham College.

Basic information about causal reasoning can be found at Mission: Critical, an interactive website devoted to critical thinking.

This website includes a brief overview of Mill’s methods.



Chapter 9

'The Philosophy Pages' includes a brief entry for scientific explanation.



Chapter 10

The website for the Skeptic's Society is devoted to the critical examination of extraordinary claims, the advancement of scientific literacy, and critical thinking.

The website for the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal features an archive of past articles from the Committee's magazine, Skeptical Inquirer.

This website discusses and examines the methods used for testing scientific theories.



Chapter 11

Ethics Updates provides a thorough, categorized compilation of resources pertaining to ethics and ethical theory.

There is a long entry on ethics at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy website.

The online version of the American Journal of Bioethics, offering articles and resources on many topics in the field.

EthicsWeb, Canada is run by Chris MacDonald. The 'Topics and Issues' sections in the main topic areas provide a large and varied selection of applied ethics resource links.