Main Aspects of Critical Thinking

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Main Aspects of Critical Thinking

  1. 1. Main Aspects of Critical Thinking Critical thinking is a reason oriented and perceptive thinking process characterized by open mindedness and strong justifiable arguments. In addition, critical thinking also respects other people's opinions. Critical thinking involves rational and insightful thinking centered or based on making a decision on what to believe or act on. Critical thinking leads the thinker to be very broad minded, and receptive to alternative ways of thought and also very well informed. Critical thinking also demands that the thinker examines the credibility of sources of information and does not accept everything at face value.
  2. 2. Main Aspects of Critical Thinking continued. Critical thinking also prompts the thinker to identify conjectures, bases and inferences. Critical thinking propagates the judging of the quality of an argument, including the credibility of its reasons, substantiation and theory. Armed with the power of critical thinking, a person can develop and justify a reasonable stand very well, as it is backed by well planned experimentation and suitable premises.
  3. 3. Main Aspects of Critical Thinking continued. When judging another person's stand, an adherent of critical thinking will ask relevant questions. Critical thinking advocates context specific definitions and draws conclusions only when necessary with great prudence, integrated by an adherent of critical thinking.
  4. 4. Main Aspects of Critical Thinking continued. Critical thinking causes the thinkers to be concerned about the fact that what they believe is the truth, to the largest possible extent. This is what makes critical thinking very flexible, as critical thinkers are open to other points of view, hypotheses, descriptions, judgments and sources of information. Critical thinkers sanction a stand only to the extent of their knowledge of it, and keep themselves well informed. Critical thinking encourages thinkers to seriously take into concern other opinions than their own..
  5. 5. Main Aspects of Critical Thinking continued. Critical thinking also advocates the presentation of a stand truthfully and precisely - whether the position is the thinker's or another person's. The wished for connotation of what is being held, written or communicated in any other way should be as accurate as the circumstances demand according to the standards that critical thinking sets.
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  7. 7. Main Aspects of Critical Thinking continued. The main focus of a critical thinking oriented argument is the question or conclusion at hand, and in this process, reasons are sought as well as offered. Critical thinking demands that the total situation should be considered, while thinkers should be aware of their own fundamental values.
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  9. 9. Main Aspects of Critical Thinking continued. Critical thinking also promotes the value and self-respect of every individual, including the dispositions to find out about other people's reasons and values. Critical thinking prowess should never be used to patronize, coerce or confuse other people, because critical thinkers must always take into account the other person's sentiments and understanding of the world. Critical thinkers must be considerate towards other people and care about their well being.
  10. 10. Main Aspects of Critical Thinking continued. Critical thinking abilities include being able to focus on an issue, evaluate opinions, being able to ask and challenge as well as offer clarification, being capable of judging the reliability of the source, be able to monitor and also judge the reports of observation, infer as well as judge inference, persuade and judge orientation as well as make and judge value conclusions. Adherents of critical thinking are also able to attribute unspoken postulations.

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