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MindTap Philosophy for The Elements of Reasoning 7th Edition

Ronald Munson, Andrew Black

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MindTap® Philosophy for Munson/Black’s The Elements of Reasoning, 7th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Numerous activities include chapter exercises, discussion boards, and videos with real examples. Students can check their understanding with instant feedback and additional exercises. The KnowNOW! Philosophy blog is also available for each chapter. You can customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes to the eBook or learning path.

Ronald Munson, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Ronald Munson is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a nationally acclaimed bioethicist. After receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia University, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at Harvard University and a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. Munson has served as a bioethicist for the National Eye Institute and the National Cancer Institute, as an editor for the AMERICAN JOURANAL OF SURGERY, and as a member of the Washington University Human Studies Committee. Munson’s other books include RAISING THE DEAD: ORGAN TRANSPLANTS, ETHICS, AND SOCIETY, THE WOMAN WHO DECIDED TO DIE: CHALLENGES AND CHOICES AT THE EDGES OF MEDICINE, REASONING IN MEDICINE, and ELEMENTS OF REASONING, 7e (with Andrew Black). He is also the author of the novels NOTHING HUMAN, FAN MAIL, NIGHT VISION, and THE HARVARD GAME.

Andrew Black, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Andrew Black was educated at University College, London, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, from which he received his Ph.D. He taught at Dartmouth College and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and is currently Teaching Professor at University of Missouri–St. Louis, where he has taught since 1999. He has published in the areas of history of philosophy and epistemology and is the writer and presenter of the educational television series Great Philosophers.
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Discussion Board: Multiple prompts for each chapter engage students in collaborative discussion with their peers, addressing real-life situations that apply to the chapter’s content.

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Philosophy Blog: The KnowNOW! Philosophy Blog connects course concepts with real-world events. Updated twice a week, the blog provides a succinct philosophical analysis of major news stories, along with multimedia and discussion-starter questions.
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"As a foundational guide to reasoning, Munson and Black’s effort in this edition is commendable – well organized, filled with timely examples, and weighted with the clearest and most substantive content that I have seen in such a textbook."

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