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  • The Art of Being Human, 7/e Chapter 1 — The Art of Thinking Critically PowerPoint by Julie Rodakowski
    • Gifts of the Humanities Include
          • Esthetic pleasure
          • The ability to think critically
          • The ability to use language well
          • An understanding of mythology
          • A sense of the past
          • A broader understanding of life
    • An Aware Human Being
      • Uses the art of critical thinking
      • Uses problem solving
      • Uses reasoning, not rationalizing
      • Challenges assumptions
      • Looks for principles
      • Recognizes contexts
    • A Guide to Critical Viewing
      • What makes a good professional critic?
      • How does one become a critic?
        • Don’t trust your initial response.
        • Notice details in the work and its presentation.
        • Add observations about the production, performers, or artist’s technique.
        • Evaluate the experience .
    • The Humanities in a Scientific World
    • The humanities and technology have always been partners, as evidenced by forebears such as Leonardo da Vinci & Galileo.
    • Technology will continue to expand, just as it always has.
    • It is easy to become fragmented and to ease up on critical thinking skills.
    • One must become the master, not the slave, of technology, following the example of Travis Culley.