You’ve heard the words ‘critical thinking’ before, right? In short and in its broadest sense, critical thinking allows us to make reflective judgments, that is to say, it helps us make sense of our world by conceptualising, applying, analysing, synthesising and evaluating information gathered from observation, experience or reflection.
We do this through logic, which is a philosophical discipline that can be easily described as the mathematics of language, and it allows us to follow an argument and respond accurately. It also helps discern if what other are saying is correct, incorrect or biased.
You’ve used logic many, many times, but there a few things you must be aware of to refine its use, so watch this video and discuss with your teachers, parents and friends. And if you want to read more about logic and critical thinking, click here.