Some Thoughts On Critical Thinking From Various Authors

“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.”

Adrienne Rich

“Critical thinking is thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking in order to make your thinking better.”

Richard W. Paul

“Any man who retreats into a cave which has only one opening deserves to die.”

Frank Herbert

“Believe what you like, but don’t believe everything you read without questioning it.”

Pauline Baynes

“If we are not prepared to think for ourselves, and to make the effort to learn how to do this well, we will always be in danger of becoming slaves to the ideas and values of others due to our own ignorance.”

William Hughes


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