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- Bertrand Russell Scholar
- for the
34th International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform
- July 26 - 31, 2014
- Berkeley, CA
Join the lecture and conversation as a conference delegate.
New! Historical Thinking Guide for Instructors
Bringing critical thinking explicitly into the heart of historical study
Presents history as a mode of thinking rather than a list of disconnected dates and names and places.
Use in conjunction with the
Student Guide to Historical Thinking:
Understanding critical thinking as the key to historical thinking.
What We Believe
he critical habit of thought, if usual in society, will pervade all
its mores, because it is a way of taking up the problems of life.
Men educated in it cannot be stampeded by stump orators...they are slow to believe. They can hold things as possible or probable in all...
~ William Graham Sumner, Folkways, 1906
ritical thinking is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to
meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness
to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture.
~ Francis Bacon (1605)