SSH 105 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Hasty Generalization, Gross Anatomy, Braising
Critical thinking is reasonable and reflective thinking aimed at deciding what to believe or what to do. Ch. 1: ct requires having good epistemic reasons (evidence). 2: how to define our evidence, beliefs and decisions. -from a reliable source; not undermined or overridden. 5: valid reasoning about alternatives and necessary and sufficient conditions. A lot of our ordinary reasoning is based on comparing one thing with another on analogies. John is generous, and his brother peter is just like him, so peter(cid:495)s probably generous too. I just tried a spoonful of the soup and it was bland. We should add more salt to the pot. The war in syria is just like the war in vietnam, and the us lost that war, so they are going to lose in syria, too. But this sort of reasoning is also common in the natural and social sciences.