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What is the purpose of critical thinking?

The purpose of critical thinking is to ensure that people are able to think clearly and rationally about what to do or what to believe. This is very important in any walk of life but especially in...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2020 8:07 am UTC

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How does perception affect critical thinking?

Two useful ways of thinking about the relationship between perception and critical thinking are a) separating sensation from perception and b) separating perception from other analytical skills...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2019 2:55 pm UTC

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What is inductive & deductive reasoning? Provide examples. need examples of inductive & deductive reasoning.

In logic, reasoning from known quantities proceeds in two directions: Deductive reason goes inward from the known to what can be assumed because it is in the same subset: "It is a fact that all...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2012 2:48 pm UTC

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How does studying logic improve our reasoning abilities?

Logical thinking is a method of rational reasoning used to eliminate subjective influences. Decisions can often be altered because of emotional or cultural biases, and logic is used to move closer...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2012 8:06 am UTC

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Construct a deductive argument that is valid but not sound

Deductive reasoning is the process of reasoning from general premises to specific conclusions. This is in contrast to inductive reasoning, in which a person takes specific facts and uses them to...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2013 10:46 pm UTC

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What is critical thinking?

Critical thinking is a key skill in any walk of life, especially for students at all levels of study, whether basic or advanced. Simply put, critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2020 8:58 am UTC

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What is the value of critcal thinking to one's personal life?

Critical thinking is important for our personal life because it allows us to think through the dilemmas that face us and do the best possible job of making good decisions. Critical thinking forces...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2012 11:08 pm UTC

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How can one excel in a critical thinking course?

Success at a course in critical thinking depends on, besides the obvious pedagogical skill—organization, time management, work ethic, etc.—consists of four essential elements. 1. control of the...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2012 11:09 pm UTC

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How do inductive and deductive reasoning differ?

Inductive and deductive reasoning differ from one another in that they reach conclusions in opposite ways. When people engage in inductive reasoning, they take specific experiences and use those...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2012 8:34 pm UTC

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What is the role of a person emotions when they think critically?

Emotions have no role in critical thinking. The only thing they can serve to do is to cloud one's ability to think critically. Critical thinking is a rational and logical process. It seeks to...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2012 1:05 pm UTC

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What is deductive reasoning?

In logic and in math, reasoning from known quantities proceeds in two directions: Deductive reason goes inward from the known to what can be assumed because it is in the same subset: “All X is Y,...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2012 7:37 pm UTC

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What are two distinct fallacies committed in the media coverage of various subjects?  

The above are not logical fallacies. Remember that fallacious is not synonymous with "wrong" or "misguided" or "biased", but refers to a conclusion that does not follow logically from its...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2012 3:54 am UTC

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