Daily Archives: January 28, 2011

Critical Thinking Tip #2: Be Alert to Your Premises

Thomas Jefferson once encountered a jaw-dropping claim. The claim that confronted Jefferson was from eyewitnesses who said that they had seen rocks fall from the sky. They even claimed to retrieve fragments from them. And here’s the kicker: the witnesses, under normal circumstances, … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Tip #1: Make Explicit Your Weltanschauung (Worldview)

What’s your Weltanschauung—your worldview? In other words, what do you think you know about the world (your metaphysics)? How do you think you know it (your epistemology)? What should you be doing and valuing as an individual (your ethical and … Continue reading

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