What Is Critical Thinking?

5 critical thinking skills a Hamilton College Professor, Paul Gary, teaches his students. (explanations for each can be found at the link at the bottom of this post)

1. The ability to think empirically, not theoretically.

2. The ability to think in terms of multiple, rather than single, causes.

3. The ability to think in terms of the sizes of things, rather than only in terms of their direction.

4. The ability to think like foxes, not hedgehogs.

5. The ability to understand one’s own biases.

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