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Reasoning Elements

Elements of Reasoning The Elements of Reasoning are a list of factors that are designed to make people aware of the different elements involved in the process of reasoning. The Elements of...

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Rational Arguments

Rational Arguments A rational argument is the exchange of evidence-based reasons that are designed to influence an audience. Rational argumentation is the capacity to give reasons; to connect the...

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Motivated Reasoning

Motivated Reasoning Motivated reasoning is reasoning based upon subjective motives that condition the cognitive processes of the individual towards generating conclusions that endorse the...

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Arguments

Arguments An argument is an exchange of ideas or opinions between individuals in which the individuals express different opinions about some topic. A defining feature to arguments is...

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Logic

Logic The term logic refers to some set of intelligible relationships or interconnections between elements(e.g. individuals, objects, events etc.) within a system. The term logic may apply to...

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Standards of Thinking

Standards of Thinking For every human being thinking comes naturally, but we typically do not think systematically and effectively, much of our thinking left to itself, has many limitations and...

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Subjective Thinking

Subjective Reasoning Thinking may be conceived of as being either objective or subjective. Where objective thinking means reasoning according to a set of logically objective standards, while...

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Cognitive Limitations

Cognitive Limitations Human cognitive capabilities are significantly constrained in their functioning. What we perceive of as reality is largely an illusion constructed by our brains. Visual...

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Cognition

Cognition Cognition is “the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.” Cognition is a word that dates back to the...

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Cognitive Science

Cognition & Brain Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary, scientific study of the mind and its processes. It examines the nature, the tasks, and the functions of cognition. Cognitive...

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Divergent Thinking

Divergent and Convergent Thinking Divergent and convergent thinking describe two stages within the creative thinking process. Divergent thinking involves the creation of a diversity of new ideas;...

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Lateral Thinking

Lateral Thinking Lateral thinking is a technique used to induce innovation in idea creation by trying to shift patterns of thought off their linear and predictable trajectory using unconnected...

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Reason

Reason Reason is the capacity for cognition, understanding, and the formation of judgments based upon logic or simply as the ability to think logically. Reasoning is the capacity or function of a...

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DIKW Pyramid

DIKW DIKW framework describes a hierarchical relationship between data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. The hierarchy referred to variously as the ‘Knowledge Hierarchy’, the ‘Information...

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Creative Thinking

Creative Thinking 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...