In Module 1, we examine various approaches to critical thinking and how egocentrism can prevent critical thinking.
For this discussion board, answer two of the following questions. Give concrete examples from your personal or professional life.
- From the required readings and the interactive lecture, craft your own definition of what it means to be a critical thinker and support your definition with a credible reference from one of the required or recommended readings.
- The intellectual traits of the disciplined mind are important to improve as a critical thinker. Why do you think inner- oriented traits of character might be important for critical thinking? In your view, how or in what ways does the idea of heart/mind in Confucian or Chinese thought add to this approach? (Refer to this reading
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