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Critical thinking, though variously defined, refers to good thinking and is connected with rationality and the appeal to reason" - Philosophy of Education : An Encyclopedia

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"The intellectual roots of critical thinking are as ancient as its etymology, traceable, ultimately, to the teaching practice and vision of Socrates 2,500 years ago who discovered by a method of probing questioning that people could not rationally justify their confident claims to knowledge. ..." The Foundation for Critical Thinking


"John Dewey (1910: 74, 82) introduced the term ‘critical thinking’ as the name of an educational goal, which he identified with a scientific attitude of mind. More commonly, he called the goal ‘reflective thought’, ‘reflective thinking’, ‘reflection’, or just ‘thought’ or ‘thinking’" -- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

 

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