“Critical Thinking & COVID-19: Argument Against Expertise”
In a previous essay, I went over the argument from authority and the standards to use to distinguish between credible and non-credible experts. While people often make the mistake of treating non-experts as credible sources, they also make the mistake of rejecting credible experts because the experts are experts. Continue reading Critical Thinking & COVID-19: Argument Against Expertise
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!