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Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason (Routledge, 2011)

“Peg Tittle’s Critical Thinking: An Appeal to Reason is the ideal book for any class, philosophy and otherwise, in which evaluating arguments is central. Few texts are as thorough, and none are as accessible, clear, and pleasurable. Critical Thinking is chock-full of examples of arguments and fallacies from Tittle’s fecund imagination, as well as an astonishing breadth of sources from classic to contemporary—enough to capture any student’s attention. Add to this some wonderfully lucid diagrams, and you have a book that is unmatched by any in its field.”
-Ron Cooper, Professor of Philosophy, College of Central Florida

Critical Thinking is appealing because it is carefully and clearly written, presents concrete and contemporary examples, and is well organized to capture the heuristic that guides students in learning to think critically. In addition, the template for the critical analysis of arguments (introduced in Chapter 1 and helpfully repeated in each chapter) is clear and effective.”
-Lauren Weis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, American University

“Peg Tittle’s Critical Thinking is a welcome addition to a crowded field. Her presentations of the material are engaging, often presented in a conversational discussion with the reader or student. The text’s coverage of the material is wide-ranging. Newspaper items, snippets from The Far Side, personal anecdotes, emerging social and political debates, as well as LSAT sample questions are among the many tools Tittle employs to educate students on the elemental aspects of logic and critical thinking.”
-Alexander E. Hooke, Professor of Philosophy, Stevenson University


what if collected thought experiments in philosophyWhat If?… Collected Thought Experiments in Philosophy (Longman, 2005)

“You want a mental challenge? Put down your Soduku and pick up What If?…[read more]” – Anonymous

“The most valuable instructional tool I have ever used in my philosophy classes…[read more]” – Ron Cooper, Ph.D., author of the satirical novel Hume’s Fork

“…not only a good reference for finding famous thought experiments… also a nice way to get a taste of a variety of periods and ideas…[read more]” – J. Robbins  www.amazon.com

“It’s terrific!” – Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, NYU

“… a really neat little book … would probably work much better than the standard anthology of readings…[read more]” – Nathan Nobis, Morehouse College

“…it makes an introduction to philosophy an invitation to thought itself…[read more]” – Daniel Fernandez, New School for Social Research, APA Newsletter Teaching Philosophy


should parents be licensedShould Parents Be Licensed? Debating the Issues (Prometheus, 2004)

“Reading about parents who entomb their babies in cement or who abandon their children as a matter of course makes me think that Peg Tittle is on to something…[read more]” – Denise-Marie Santiago, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

“…a lot of interesting essays you won’t easily find elsewhere … very controversial and touchy subject … offers interesting perspectives that should be considered…[read more]” – Austin Cline, atheism.about.com

“You need a license to drive a car, own a gun, or fish for trout. You don’t need a licence to raise a child…[read more]” – Ian Gillespie, The London Free Press



ethical issues social commentary gender feminismEthical Issues in Business: Inquiries, Cases, and Readings (Broadview, 2000)

“The core of this text comprises chapters on all the key issues of business in Canada today. … comprehensive and useable course text particularly helpful for Canadian students…[read more]” – Society for Business Ethics Newsletter

“…a comprehensive package of articles, cases, and background discussion that provides an outstanding introduction to the subject…[read more]” – Paul Viminitz, University of Lethbridge

“…the issues raised apply universally… a superb introduction to ethics in business…[read more]” – Steve Deery, The Philosophers’ Magazine

“…an extraordinarily useful book that teaches people to question and analyze key concepts. … Tittle challenges Canada’s future business leaders to justify profit on ethical grounds… This book should be required reading…[read more]” – Ellen Roseman, The Toronto Star


philosophy gender religion education sportsPhilosophy: Questions and Theories – contributing author (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2003)