“Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.” ~ Montaigne
It is hard for people to reason well because they are largely non-rational and emotional beings.1 Here are some psychological impediments to good reasoning. Continue reading Psychological Impediments to Good Thinking
Critical thinking is “careful, deliberate determination of whether one should accept, reject, or suspend judgment about a claim and the degree of confidence with which one accepts or rejects it.” Continue reading The Basics of Critical Thinking
Finishing our discussion of Crimes Against Logic …
Begging the Question – Begging the question is assuming (usually in the form of a premise) the conclusion we intend to prove. Continue reading The Basics of Critical Thinking Part 5: More Crimes Against Logic
Continuing our discussion of Crimes Against Logic …
Prejudice Disguised As Logic – If you don’t have good reasons for your beliefs, you can give them up, or stick with them because you’re like them Continue reading The Basics of Critical Thinking Part 3: But I Just Believe!