Standards of Thinking


Standards of Thinking The standards of thinking are a list of factors to be considered in assessing the quality of someone's reasoning as developed by the Foundation for Critical Thinking For every human being thinking comes naturally, but we typically do not think systematically and effectively, much of our thinking left to itself, [...]

Standards of Thinking 2017-07-19T13:44:20+00:00

Objective Reasoning


[wd_asp id=26] Objective Reasoning Objective reasoning requires the separation of the individual from the subject matter under consideration and the application of certain objective standards of reasoning Objective Reasoning means reasoning according to a set of logical and objective standards, while subjective thinking refers to reasoning without objective standards. Objective reasoning means reasoning that is [...]

Objective Reasoning 2016-09-08T13:28:44+00:00

Subjective Thinking


Subjective Reasoning Subjective reasoning is a product of an incapacity to differentiate between an objective environment and the subjects desires, motives and interests, this is most manifest in the condition of egoism Thinking may be conceived of as being either objective or subjective. Where objective thinking means reasoning according to a set of logically [...]

Subjective Thinking 2017-07-19T13:52:26+00:00

Cognitive Limitations


Cognitive Limitations In our naive conception of reality we have the experience of an unmediated access to the world around us but cognitive science is revealing to us a very different picture where the brain is primary active agent in constructing our experiences Human cognitive capabilities are significantly constrained in their functioning. What [...]

Cognitive Limitations 2017-07-19T13:54:05+00:00



Cognition The capacity for advanced cognition is a distinctly human characteristic and can be seen to be responsible for virtually all of advanced civilization Cognition is "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses."View Source Cognition is a word that dates back to the [...]

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Cognitive Science


Cognition & Brain The average human brain, that is just 14x17x9 cm in size, is one of the most extraordinary phenomena in our known universe exhibiting complexity far beyond our current understanding. Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary, scientific study of the mind and its processes.View Source It examines the nature, the tasks, [...]

Cognitive Science 2017-07-19T13:55:24+00:00

Creative Thinking Explored


Creative thinking is the capacity to create ideas, which are both original and valuable. It involves connecting and synthesizing disparate information and ideas to create new and valuable knowledge or solutions.

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Divergent Thinking


Divergent and Convergent Thinking Divergent and convergent thinking describe the two major stages within the innovative thinking process whereby new ideas are created and then selection is performed to derive the best solution Divergent and convergent thinking describe two stages within the creative thinking process. Divergent thinking involves the creation of a diversity [...]

Divergent Thinking 2017-07-19T13:56:08+00:00

Lateral Thinking


Lateral Thinking Lateral thinking is a creative thinking technique that is specifically designed to help one break out of conventional linear modes of thought and move "laterally" to a new pattern of thinking with a new perspective Lateral thinking is a technique used to induce innovation in idea creation by trying to shift patterns [...]

Lateral Thinking 2017-07-19T13:56:57+00:00



Reason Reasoning is a distinctly human phenomenon that involves balanced judgment and adherence to logical consistency Reason is the capacity for cognition, understanding, and the formation of judgments based upon logic or simply as the ability to think logically.Source Link Reasoning is the capacity or function of a conceptual system to process information [...]

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