HAA002 Foundations of Critical Thinking
1. What do you take to be the most valuable thing you’ve learned about Critical Thinking? Why do you think this is valuable?
2. Give an example of when you’ve changed your mind about an issue because you encountered a good argument? Was it easy to give up your previous belief? What kind of evidence made you change your mind?
3. Which of the barriers to critical thinking do you think you have to work hardest to avoid? Can you think of a case where you can now see with hindsight that maybe you could have done better? What would you do differently now?
4. Describe someone you think has one or more important intellectual virtues. What makes you value reading or conversing with this person? Are there things you think you could change about yourself to make people regard you as a valuable partner for dialogue?