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Ch 1

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