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Critical thinking: overcoming obstacles in reasoning


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Sičaja, Kristina. (2015). Critical thinking: overcoming obstacles in reasoning. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Philosophy. [mentor Raunić, Raul].

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This thesis tries to explain the concept of critical thinking and argues it is an indispensable component of education and upbringing of each individual. The main theme is the enumeration of obstacles which obstruct rational thinking and decision making. The obstacles are gathered from the modern research into cognitive science of conceptual metaphors, psychological research into argumentative theory of reasoning and dysrationalia, and from behavioural economics research into cognitive biases. It is argued that the most promising strategies for overcoming the obstacless are development of narrative imagination, being informed about the scientific discoveries about our cognitive systems, and development of logical thinking.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical thinking, narrative imagination, dysrationalia, cognitive biases, logical fallacies
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Supervisor: Raunić, Raul
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 09:12
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 09:12

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