THE IMPORTANCE OF CRITICAL THINKING
Being an informed citizen is essential to the health of our republic, but simply having a lot of information is not enough.
We must to be able to sort fact from fiction, logic from emotion, and to recognize and refute propaganda with empirical evidence; we must understand and utilize critical thinking.
The objectivity of critical thinking provides the common framework which allows a free and civil society to exist.
“In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
Traditional Logic and Material Logic, Martin Cothran
The Fallacy Detective, Nathaniel Bluedorn
The Art of Argument, Aaron Larsen
Thank You for Arguing, Jay Heinrichs
Logic: A Very Short Introduction, Graham Priest
Logic Made Easy, Deborah Bennett
Socratic Logic, Peter Kreeft
The Organon, Aristotle