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Critical condition : replacing critical thinking with creativity

Author: Patrick Finn
Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015. ©2015
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"Should we stop teaching critical thinking? Meant as a prompt to further discussion, Critical Condition questions the assumption that every student should be turned into a "critical thinker." The book starts with the pre-Socratics and the impact that Socrates' death had on his student Plato and traces the increasingly violent use of critical "attack" on a perceived opponent. From the Roman militarization of debate  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Finn, Patrick, 1966-
Critical condition.
(CaOONL)20159015960
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Finn
ISBN: 9781771121576 1771121572
OCLC Number: 898533596
Description: xiv, 131 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: An invitation --
A foolish question: isn't it time we replaced critical thinking? --
The baby and the bathwater: the birth of critical thinking --
A hitch or two: polemic, violence, and the case for critical thinking --
We can't go on together (with suspicious minds) --
An immodest proposal: let's replace critical thinking with creative, loving, open-source thought --
"Sure, it works in practice, but will it work in theory?" --
Conclusion: An open invitation, some final ideas and questions.
Responsibility: Patrick Finn.

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Patrick Finn has written a book for the academy, but its implications are much wider. The critical thinking that drove the academics who wanted to 'teach him a lesson' by beating him in debate is Read more...

 
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