Discerning Meaning through Critical Reasoning Questions
Complete either A or B below (not both).
A) Describe a complex situation in your workplace or your personal life that requires critical reasoning. What questions, based on the universal intellectual standards, might you ask to move towards better critical reasoning on the matter (Paul & Elder, 2012).
B) What is the principle of charity in constructing arguments? Why is this principle necessary for advanced critical reasoning? Give examples from your own professional or personal life when the principle of charity would advance critical thinking.
Requirements for Discussion Boards
- Use the required readings to analyze and engage the discussion board questions.
- Your initial post should be roughly 200 words (plus or minus 10%). Each subsequent post should be 100 words (plus or minus 10%).
- Include one or two scholarly sources that are not part of the required or recommended reading for the HUM101 course. The CSU-Global Library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to find these sources.
- Format your discussion, including all in-text citations and references, according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
- Each discussion board post (including follow-up posts) should include scholarly citations and references.
- Chapter 6 in Critical thinking: Tools for taking charge of your learning and your life.
- Lau, J., & Chan, J. (2017). Meaning analysis: Tutorials 1-10. Retrieved from http://philosophy.hku.hk/think/meaning/
- Chapter 1. Van Cleave, M. (2016). Introduction to logic and critical thinking. Retrieved from https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/BookDetail.aspx?bookId=457
- Davies, M. (2011). Concept mapping, mind mapping and argument mapping: what are the differences and do they matter? Higher Education (00181560), 62(3), 279-301. doi:10.1007/s10734-010-9387-6.
- Shermer, M. (2017). When facts backfire. Scientific American, 316(1), 69.
Source: Van Cleave, M. (2016). Introduction to logic and critical thinking. Retrieved from website (Links to an external site.).