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Critical Thinking: Sound Reasoning

Posted by Hallee on Dec 11, 2009 in Critical Thinking, homeschooling

The main division between forms of reasoning is between deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning. Formal logic has been described as ‘the science of deduction’ while inductive reasoning is generally carried out within the field of informal logic. Both are vital and important tools in the disciplined work of thinking.

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Critical Thinking: How to Discriminate

Posted by Hallee on Nov 12, 2009 in Critical Thinking, homeschooling

We believe that Critical Thinking is a mental toolbox containing a number of thinking tools. We intend to teach our children how to use all those tools. One of those tools is the ability to discriminate; specifically meaning the ability to discriminate between a fact, an opinion, an assumption, or an inference.

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