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Social Sciences and Humanities
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SSH 105
David Hunter

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Chapter 1Nature and Value of Critical Thinking Critical thinking is reasonable and reflective thinking aimed at deciding in what to believe and what to doCritical thinking is reasonable because o It demands that we have reasons for our beliefs and decisions o It involves distinctive procedures and methods not just gut feelingshandy tricks for figuring out when we have goodbad reasonsIt is reflective because o It requires thinking about what methods are appropriate o Using these methods requires regular judgementCritical thinking can help us to attain knowledgeKnowledge is justified true belief o Truthdiscussed later correct o Justification this means that the belief is based on enough of the right kind of evidence o Belief an attitude about how things are what the facts areThese three elements of knowledge are independent of each other you can have 2 of them without the third o Justified they have evidence belief
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