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Critical thinking : pseudoscience and the paranormal / Jonathan C. Smith.

By: Smith, Jonathan C | [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018. ©2018Edition: Second Edition.Description: ix, 307 pages : colored illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781119029359 (pbk.).Uniform titles: Pseudoscience and extraordinary claims of the paranormal Subject(s): ParapsychologyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Critical thinkingDDC classification: 130
Contents:
Part I: Introduction 1. Critical Thinking: Your Survival Kit 2. The Paranormal Spectrum 3. What's the Harm? Why study these things? Part II: The Critical Thinker's Toolkit 4. Sources 5. Logic (Bonus: The Big Four Informal Logical Fallacies) 6. Logic and Language: Fallacies of Ambiguity 7. Science Part III: Alternative Explanations 8. Oddities of Nature and the World of Numbers 9. Perceptual Error and Trickery 10. Memory Errors 11. The Placebo Effect 12. Sensory Phenomena, Hallucinations, and Psychiatric Conditions Part IV: Paranormal Challenges 13. Claims of Extraordinary Cures 14. From the Paranormal Sampler: Four Claims of Consequence
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Rev. ed. of: Pseudoscience and extraordinary claims of the paranormal : a critical thinker's toolkit. 2010.

Part I: Introduction
1. Critical Thinking: Your Survival Kit
2. The Paranormal Spectrum
3. What's the Harm? Why study these things? Part II: The Critical Thinker's Toolkit
4. Sources
5. Logic (Bonus: The Big Four Informal Logical Fallacies)
6. Logic and Language: Fallacies of Ambiguity
7. Science
Part III: Alternative Explanations
8. Oddities of Nature and the World of Numbers
9. Perceptual Error and Trickery
10. Memory Errors
11. The Placebo Effect
12. Sensory Phenomena, Hallucinations, and Psychiatric Conditions Part IV: Paranormal Challenges
13. Claims of Extraordinary Cures
14. From the Paranormal Sampler: Four Claims of Consequence

Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-294) and index.

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