Informal Logic 34 (4):341-363 (2014)

Tim Kenyon
University of Waterloo
Guillaume Beaulac
Carleton University
There are empirical grounds to doubt the effectiveness of a common and intuitive approach to teaching debiasing strategies in critical thinking courses. We summarize some of the grounds before suggesting a broader taxonomy of debiasing strategies. This four-level taxonomy enables a useful diagnosis of biasing factors and situations, and illuminates more strategies for more effective bias mitigation located in the shaping of situational factors and reasoning infrastructure—sometimes called “nudges” in the literature. The question, we contend, then becomes how best to teach the construction and use of such infrastructures.
Keywords critical thinking  biases  debiasing  education  nudges
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DOI 10.22329/il.v34i4.4203
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Debiasing. D. Kahneman, P. Slovic and A. Tversky, Eds.B. Fischsoff - 1982 - In Daniel Kahneman, Paul Slovic & Amos Tversky (eds.), Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases. Cambridge University Press.

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