“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” Christopher Hitchens
What if you were asked the question (with thanks to Tina Ahlgrim): “If your world only used 20 words, what would they be?”
How would you even begin to think of an answer?
Let’s see if critical thinking can help.
According to The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools by Richard Paul and Linda Elder, a well cultivated critical thinker does four specific things. We will take each in turn to see if it leads us to our twenty questions.
- “Raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely.”
What vital questions can we ask ourselves? How about:… Read the rest