Critical Thinking Note 10: Greg Damico on Moral Realism

  This time we bring you a dialogue on moral realism authored by our newest philosopher Greg Damico (you might recall Greg as the BC philosopher who recently won the national Rockerfeller prize). MANNY:  Perhaps today, Bert, I can convince you of my moral realism. BERT:  I am quite convinced that you are a moral … Continue reading Critical Thinking Note 10: Greg Damico on Moral Realism

Critical Thinking Note 7: Open-Mindedness

  Everybody thinks it’s good to be open-minded. But we don’t often think critically about just what it means to be open-minded. We might think that being open-minded means allowing that others’ opinions might be true and that your own opinions might be false. Certainly open-mindedness involves a kind of intellectual humility, but I’m not … Continue reading Critical Thinking Note 7: Open-Mindedness

Critical Thinking Note 6: A Broader View of Critical Thinking

  Critical thinking is purposeful thinking. But just what is the purpose of critical thinking? Why think critically? As a branch of human inquiry, philosophy has a pretty clear view of the purpose of critical thinking. But once we get clear on the aims of critical thinking in inquiry, we might begin to worry that … Continue reading Critical Thinking Note 6: A Broader View of Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Note 4: Mark Storey on Validity

So I’ve been talking all year about how Philosophy is going to write this free Critical Thinking Text for the BC community. Meanwhile Mark Storey has actually done so. A complete draft should be ready to share in Fall Quarter. We will also be running a Critical Thinking Curriculum Development Seminar using this material through … Continue reading Critical Thinking Note 4: Mark Storey on Validity

Critical Thinking Note 2: Tim on Intellectual Virtue

Tim Linnemann on Intellectual Virtue This time we feature a discussion of some intellectual virtues by our adjunct instructor Tim Linnemann. I really like the intellectual virtues. They aren’t half as annoying as moral virtues and they really help us understand stuff. First a quick addendum to our previous note: the coming changes to the … Continue reading Critical Thinking Note 2: Tim on Intellectual Virtue