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Explaining critical thinking and logic

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PHL/251 Critical thinking

Objectives:
Identify the critical thinking Process.
explain the relationship of logic to critical thinking.

? Nature of Logic and Perception Paper Prepare a 700-1,050 word, typewritten paper explaining the nature of logic as it relates to critical thinking, as you understand it. Within the paper, also be sure to outline your own perceptual process. Then describe the types of perceptual blocks that influence your views and then explain the critical thinking process and how it is changed or manipulated by perception.
? Refer to the ideas and questions below to help you develop your paper:
? ? Identify an instance in your life where your perception of the reality situation was far from the actual reality. ? What did you think was going on? ? What was really going on? ? Why was there such a difference? ? What happened? ? What did you learn? ? How did your critical thinking process change?

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Dear Student,
I have decided to create a sample simulated scenario for you (its fictional) in the personal experience part that presents how logic and reason can be overcome by emotions, particularly by love and infatuation. Use this solution as your guide in creating a more personalised version based on your own life. The solution is attached as a wordfile for easy printing. It is written in APA format. references are provided - good luck!

Sincerely,
OTA 105878/Xenia Jones
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Critical Thinking and Decision Making

"Critical thinking is best understood as the ability of thinkers to take charge of their own thinking. This requires that they develop sound criteria and standards for analyzing and assessing their own thinking and routinely use those criteria and standards to improve its quality."
Elder, L. and Paul, R. "Critical thinking: why we must transform our teaching." Journal of Developmental Education, Fall 1994.

Critical thinking, as Elder & Paul connotes above, is an essential tool for thinkers, especially in the academia. To know one's mind and to set rules to follow to make the best possible decision or choice given a problem and to be able to arrive at it via a sound methodology is essentially what it refers to as a whole though there are various processes, methods & theories one could use dependent heavily upon the nature of the question itself. Philosophy usually refers to the act of Critical Thinking as the use of Informal Logic, when logical concepts are applied to everyday reasoning and problem solving; unlike in formal logic studies where the focus is on the precise symbolic representation of concepts, their abstract relationships and their systemization. Informal Logic or critical thinking seeks to find the truth by the use of reason. There are of course various debates against the ability of reason alone to find the perfect truth; however logical thinking's aim is to arrive at what is perceived to be true by means of finding it within the sentences we speak --- via patterns, inferences, induction & deduction, supportive concepts/idea/data that verify what eventually emerges as the 'truth' or the right ...

Solution Summary

The solution is a simulated (personal experience/first person viewpoint) essay that explains the utilisation of logic and critical thinking to answer/in reference to the questions and ideas presented in the original problem (see long description). references are provided, the situation explored involves the manner by which logic and reason interact with emotions and preferences in social a challenge/situation. Word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.

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