Critical Thinking blogs

Robert M Ellis will be creating a Critical Thinking course through a series of blogs introducing Critical Thinking in bite-sized chunks. There will be some exercises at the end of each which you are welcome to offer your answers to in the comments.

The instalments will be indexed below as they are created.

Critical Thinking 1: Finding an Argument

Critical Thinking 2: Induction and Deduction

Critical Thinking 3: Assumptions

Critical Thinking 4: Joining Arguments

Critical Thinking 5: Ambiguity

Critical Thinking 6: Fallacies and Cognitive Biases

Critical Thinking 7: Authority and Credibility

Critical Thinking 8: Ad hominem

Critical Thinking 9: The Nirvana Fallacy

Critical Thinking 10: False Dichotomy

 Critical Thinking 11: Fallacies of Composition and Division

Critical Thinking 12: Analogies

Critical Thinking 13: Quality and Quantity

Critical Thinking 14: The Principle of Charity 

Critical Thinking 15: Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy

Critical Thinking 16: Appeal to Ignorance

Critical Thinking 17: Appeal to Moderation

Critical Thinking 18: Ad hoc argument

Critical Thinking 19: Straw men

Critical Thinking 20: Appeal to consequences

 

 

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