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what does "critical thinking" mean?

Oct 31, 2012 2:01 PM
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Critical thinking is the ability to evaluate information instead of accepting it.


For example, when you read a newspaper, a critical thinker examines:


-Who's writing the newspaper?

-What are their biases and objectives?

-What sources do they use for their information?

-Can I trust them to report honestly?

-Who pays the writers? How does the affect their honesty?

-Is this article logical? Are there any logical flaws in it?

-How does this news article compare with other articles by different newspapers?


Everyone does this to some extent. Critical thinking is just having a more organized habit of doing it.

November 4, 2012

It means to think well using reasons and cheking every detail side by side to give a good answer or explaination.

November 3, 2012

It means that you think through something to make sure that it is logical and to find any inconsistencies in it before believing it.

October 31, 2012
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