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English Literature self‐paced: Critical Thinking

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What is Critical Thinking?


"A critical thinker is someone who uses particular criteria to evaluate reasoning, form positions, and make decisions." (from Becoming a critical thinker 5th ed., Sherry Diestler, 2009)


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Thoughts on critical thinking

"We are approaching a new age of synthesis. Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill... it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress."
Li Ka Shing

"The jaws of power are always opened to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing."
John Adams
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."
Bertrand Russell
"I always have a quotation for everything—it saves original thinking."
Dorothy L. Sayers

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