Critical Thinking

Need for Critical Thinking

Before discussing our need for, or the  benefits of critical thinking, it’s important to have an idea of what we mean by critical thinking. There are many definitions. I like the definition by Edward M. Glaser in An Experiment in the Development of Critical Thinking (1941) where he calls critical thinking, “A persistent effort to examine any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the evidence that supports or refutes it and the further conclusions to which it tends.”

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