What are you doing right now? Yes, right this very second? Got your answer? Okay, here’s what I think of your answer (no matter what it is): You might be wrong. The choice(s) you’re making at this moment might be based on a mistake. How do I know? Because the process of making judgments of any… Continue reading Don’t Forget to Live
Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that deals with questions about what constitutes knowledge, rationality, justified belief, etc. Your opinions about how we know things, the limits of what we can know, and what constitutes a good standard for evidence are the elements that comprise your epistemology. Everyone has an epistemology whether they consciously reflect… Continue reading Do You Know What Your Epistemology Is?
The first challenge is to see the value of an idea without romanticizing away its limitations. The second challenge is to see the limitations of an idea without losing the ability to make constructive use of its value. Most fallacies are not the result of placing faith in bad ideas, but in making too much or… Continue reading Not too much, Not too little
Critical thinking isn’t just for stuff on the internet. It’s for every medium and every message that will ever exist. Intelligence is the only technology that never gets outdated. Our commitment to analyzing and assessing information will always be just as important as the credibility of the sources from which we gather that information. Wherever we… Continue reading Thinking Caps Are Always in Style
The Myth: “If I disagree with an idea, it’s not worth contemplating. If I can find the flaws in an idea, then it’s a waste of time to analyze it.” Not so fast! Does it make you think? Does it force you to achieve greater clarity about your own views? Does it challenge you to… Continue reading Does it make you think?