Tuesday, September 08, 2009

(NHN) The Critical Thinker

Here's one of my favorite quotes from philosopher Harvey Seigel, offering his take on the truly critical thinker (emphasis mine; notice, too, that there are contexts in which critical thinking may not be "appropriate"):

"Such a person habitually seeks evidence and reasons, and is predisposed so to seek -- and to base belief and action on t he results of such seeking. She applies the skills and abilities of reason assessment in all appropriate contexts, including those contexts in which her own beliefs and actions are challenged."

-- Harvey Siegel, Educating Reason

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