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thinking well, high stakes situations

Ep. 28 Thinking Well in High Stakes Situations

Thinking Well in High Stakes Situations | Show Notes Summary It’s easy to believe high stakes situations – like a pandemic – create an imperative to act first. But this is false! Thinking well in high stakes situations means making better decisions under pressure. We cannot take purposeful action, or well-reasoned action without thinking first. This is counterintuitive to most us. When we’re under pressure to make a life-altering decisions, it’s easy to believe a

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Fictional Literature

Challenging Our Paradigms of Fictional Literature

Challenging Our Paradigms of Fictional Literature Why Fictional Literature Should Be Taken More Seriously Among Christian Libertarians Guest post by J. L. Pattison “There is a time for stories, and there is a time for rational arguments, and the skill we need lies in knowing which to use, and when.” – Os Guinnesse I recently came across an article by Author Mark Tapson who wrote: “The most compelling science fiction is that in which the

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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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authority fallacy

What is The Authority Fallacy?

Irrelevant Authority Fallacy “Definition: Attempting to support a claim by appealing to the judgment of one who is not an authority in the field, the judgment of an unidentified authority, or the judgment of an authority who is likely to be biased.” – T. Edward Damer, Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy-free Arguments  It is legitimate when making claims to appeal to those who have access to certain kinds of knowledge, have certain

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