Power point presentation thinking critically about bottled water. Critical thinking is a recognition of the complexity of intellectual life and ideas. To think critically is, among other things, to be fair and open-minded while thinking carefully about what to do or what to believe. Another way of defining critical thinking might be as a habit of cautions evaluations, an analytic mindset aimed at discovering the component parts of ideas and philosophies, eager to weigh the merits of arguments and reasons in order to become a good judge of them. Analysis is the ability to break arguments or claims down into parts and to discover the relationship between parts. The arguments can then be evaluated. Whether you are evaluating record albums, cars, books, bottled water, there is a range of arguments tretching from good to bad about each thing, and sometimes the net result of the evaluation will be that the thing is good and worthy, right and true.