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14: Logical Reasoning

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    After reading this chapter, the student will be able to:

    • Define critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and inductive reasoning;
    • Distinguish between inductive reasoning and deductive reasoning;
    • Know the four types of inductive reasoning;
    • Know the common logical fallacies;
    • Become a more critical listener to public speeches and more critical reader of source material.