GARDNER, Susan T.




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A philosophy professor at Capilano University, Susan T. Gardner is the author of Thinking Your Way to Freedom: A Guide to Owning Your Own Practical Reasoning (Temple University Press, 2009), featuring illustrations by Dirk van Stralen. A guide to critical thinking for college students, the book utilizes the author’s dogs, Diva and Ben, to illustrate philosophical concepts. With 66 comic strips, students are taught how to think impartially and how to neutralize invisible biases that limit their freedom of thought and action. With the help of Diva and Ben, readers learn to evaluate the strengths of arguments and to recognize fallacies, all the while avoiding the paralyzing effects of relativism. 978-1-59213-867-8 $44.95 U.S.

[BCBW 2009] "Education"