Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life, Second Edition, approaches critical thinking as a process for taking charge of and responsibility for one's thinking. Based in theory developed over the last 25 years, the book focuses on an integrated, universal concept of critical thinking that is both substansive and practical; it fosters the development of basic intellectual skills students need to think through content in any class, subject, or discipline, as well as through any problem or issue they face. Simply stated, this text offers students the intellectual tools they need for a lifelong learning and rational, conscientious living. Written by two of the leading experts in critical thinking, this second edition has all the strengths of the original edition plus two new chapters: one focusing on fallacies in thinking, and the other dealing with the problem of propaganda and bias in the mainstream news media. Content highlights include: Think For Yourselfactivities A concrete yet substantive approach to multidisciplinary learning Practical ways to analyze and evaluate reasoning Emphasis on fair-minded critical thinking and ethical reasoning Egocentric and sociocentric thought as primary barriers to critical thinking Keys to lifelong learning, decision making, and problem solving A global approach to developing the mind-its thought, desires, and emotions Using information critically and ethically Thinking strategically through problems and issues in everyday life The authors'website provides students with valuable resources to enhance their development as thinkers. Find this at www.criticalthinking.org .Paul, Richard is the author of 'Critical Thinking Tools for Taking Charge of Your learning and Your Life', published 2005 under ISBN 9780131149625 and ISBN 0131149628.