Informal Logic 19 (1) (1999)

After critiquing the arguments against using formal logic to teach critical thinking, this paper argues that for theoretical, practical, and empirical reasons, instruction in the fundamentals of formal logic is essential for critical thinking, and so should be included in every class that purports to teach critical thinking
Keywords critical thinking, formal logic, informal logic, composition, critical writing, critical thinking assessment, critical thinking pedagogy
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Critical Thinking Instruction.Donald Hatcher - 2015 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 30 (3):4-19.
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