Category: Critical Thinking

The practice of thinking about one’s own thinking aimed at discovery of the truth of reality.

In this article, I will explain why critical thinking is important to resisting manipulation. 
Critical Thinking

Why Resisting Manipulation Means Learning to Think Critically

This article is normally offered to course members only. To learn more about Mere Liberty Courses, click here. Recently, it occurred to me why critical thinking is a tool to resist manipulation and heal from manipulative forms of abuse. Manipulation is itself a failure in the skills of thinking well (critical thinking). Most people speak about manipulation as if it were enigmatic. But really, it’s like a cheap magician’s trick; once you learn how the

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why is debate important
Critical Thinking

Why is Debate Important?

You Can’t Debate What You Don’t Know Why is Debate Important? The Purpose of Debate It’s easy to get caught up in debates. If you’ve spent any amount of time on social media, you know. Of course, the propensity to disagree is not novel to the Internet, much less social media. It’s quite common to human nature. We have an idea, that we believe is right, and when we find someone with a contradictory idea,

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socratic method of teaching
Critical Thinking

The Socratic Method of Teaching

What does it mean to be educated? The answer may be complex with questions about the differences between having knowledge and wisdom. But whether it’s knowledge or wisdom, we must learn it. In How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler describes two kinds of learning: being informed being enlightened The term ‘enlightened’ might sound at first to be somewhat mystic. And it’s true that some religions employ the term in a mystic or spiritual sense. That’s

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