Note: The following page was prepared in the aftermath of the attacks on September 11, on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Capitol building in Washington the last one being thwarted by the actions of the passengers on board the hijacked plane. It was taken off the Web in late December , and posted back on this site in October , in response to a request. Many of the links below may now be inactive, and the information on the links which are still live may have changed. The reader is invited to use this page as an initial tool for investigation. Critical thinking includes the skills of identifying, analyzing and evaluating arguments. But as an educational ideal, it is even broader, encompassing all "reasonable, reflective thinking about what to do and what to believe" a definition provided by Robert Ennis, a leading researcher on the concept of critical thinking.
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Critical thinking is the analysis of facts to form a judgment. Critical thinking is self-directed , self-disciplined , self- monitored , and self- corrective thinking. It entails effective communication and problem-solving abilities as well as a commitment to overcome native egocentrism   and sociocentrism. The earliest records of critical thinking are the teachings of Socrates recorded by Plato. These included a part in Plato's early dialogues, where Socrates engages with one or more interlocutors on the issue of ethics such as question whether it was right for Socrates to escape from prison. Socrates established the fact that one cannot depend upon those in "authority" to have sound knowledge and insight.
Critical thinkers tend to exhibit certain traits that are common to them. These traits are summarized in Table 6. Recall that critical thinking is an active mode of thinking. Instead of just receiving messages and accepting them as is, we consider what they are saying. We ask if messages are well-supported.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "critical-thinking" Showing of One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature — is sin!