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Ryerson University
Social Sciences and Humanities
SSH 105
David Hunter

Chapter 221 The Place of Definitions in Critical ThinkingKnowing how to construct and evaluate definitions is vial to critical thinking o If we are trying to decide whether to accept or believe some claim then we need to make sure that we understand the claim o Mastering an academic discipline requires understand its key concepts o Solving problems require knowing how to define the problem and potential solutions 22 AssertionTo claim something is true is to assert itLets call what we assert using a complete sentence a proposition The Assertion TestCould the entire sentence be true even if the proposition were false To tell whether some proposition is asserted in a sentence ask whether the sentence as a whole could be true even if that proposition were false o If ye
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