Answer to Question #170210 in Philosophy for Vidal

Question #170210

What does this philosopher (Daniel De Nicola) have to say about critical thinking?

Expert's answer

Critical thinking is the analysis of facts to form a judgment. The subject is complex, and several different definitions exist, which generally include the rational, skeptical, unbiased analysis, or evaluation of factual evidence. 

DeNicola writes: “accessing [information] is not learning… which requires attention and interest, affects the knower… creates within the mind of the learner informational networks, conceptual connections, cognitive frameworks, and expanded moral, intellectual and artistic imagination. These aspects of the life of the mind alter our ways of speaking, acting, and responding to the world – and influence what other knowledge we might choose to ‘look up’.”

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