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Critical Thinking
The Independent Thinker: Critical Thinking, Dissent, New Ideas

Lectures | Real Life | Relevant Web Links

Lectures on Critical Thinking

Sure-fire Ways to Spot Bogus Information
Evaluating the Quality of Web Sites
How to Solve Any Problem: The Scientific Method
What is critical thinking?
Criteria for Critical Thinking
Characteristics of critical thinkers
Logical Fallacies in thinking
Humorous Example of Fallacious Thinking
Strategies for Critical Thinking
A Hidden Reality --example of need for critical thinking
Out of Control --another example of the need for critical thinking
Self-Deception
Debunking
Checklist for thinking about an issue
How to Ask a Question
Dissent, Civil Disobedience, Other Ramifications of Critical Thinking
Alternate News Sources to Help in Critical Thinking


Real Life

Okay, you've learned some about critical thinking. Now what do you do?

Well, ideally, critical thinking will serve to make your life better. In order for it to do this, you must start applying it to various parts of your life. For instance,

To learn more about the application of critical thinking to life, go to the Real Life 101 page.


Relevant Web Links

Writing an argumentative essay
Critical Thinking--at San Jose State University
Internet Detective --critically judging websites
Introduction to Logic
"The Social Construction of Drug Debates", an example of debating the wrong question
Sonoma Library on Critical Thinking


Please send comments to: Colby Glass, MLIS

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