Re-Thinking Reason: New Perspectives in Critical Thinking

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Challenges the widespread assumption that good thinking is logical thinking and that college students should learn better after taking a course in critical thinking. The 14 contributors argue for, and provide, a richer model of thinking that acknowledges the importance of faculties traditionally downplayed or discouraged. Addressed to educators. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Foreword: Critical Thinking as a Political Project
Peter L. McLaren


Introduction: Beyond Logicism in Critical Thinking
Kerry S. Walters

I. Toward an Inclusive Model of Thinking

1. Teaching Two Kinds of Thinking by Teaching Writing
Peter Elbow

2. On Critical Thinking and Connected Knowing
Blythe McVicker Clinchy

3. Educating for Empathy, Reason, and Imagination
Kerry S. Walters

5. Toward a Gender-Sensitive Ideal of Critical Thinking: A Feminist Poetic
Anne M. Phelan and James W. Garrison

II. Critical Thinking in Context

6. Critical Thinking and the "Trivial Pursuit" Theory of Knowledge
John E. McPeck

7. Why Two Heads Are Better Than One: Philosophical and Pedagogical Implications of a Social View of Critical Thinking
Connie Missimer

8. Community and Neutrality in Critical Thought: A Nonobjectivist View on the Conduct and Teaching of Critical Thinking
Karl Hostetler

9. Critical Thinking and Feminism
Karen J. Warren

III. Critical Thinking and Emancipation

10. Teaching Critical Thinking in the Strong Sense: A Focus on Self-Deception, World Views, and a Dialectical Mode of Analysis
Richard W. Paul

11. Toward a Pedagogy of Critical Thinking
Henry A. Giroux

12. Teaching Intellectual Autonomy: The Failure of the Critical Thinking Movement
Laura Duhan Kaplan

13. Critical Thinking Beyond Reasoning: Restoring Virtue to Thought
Thomas H. Warren

14. Is Critical Thinking a Technique, or a Means of Enlightenment?
Lenore Langsdorf



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