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Benjamin Hamby
Coastal Carolina University
Benjamin Hamby
Coastal Carolina University
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    A Meta-Level Approach to the Problem of Defining ‘Critical Thinking’.Ralph H. Johnson & Benjamin Hamby - 2015 - Argumentation 29 (4):417-430.
    The problem of defining ‘critical thinking’ needs a fresh approach. When one takes into consideration the sheer quantity of definitions and their obvious differences, an onlooker might be tempted to conclude that there is no inherent meaning to the term: that each author seems to consider that he or she is free to offer a definition that suits them. And, with a few exceptions, there has not been much discussion among proposers about the strength and weaknesses of the attempted definitions. (...)
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    Willingness to Inquire: The Cardinal Critical Thinking Virtue.Benjamin Hamby - unknown
    Critical thinking skills have associated critical thinking virtues, and the internal motivation to carefully examine an issue in an effort to reach a reasoned judgment, what I call the “willingness to inquire”, is the critical thinking virtue that stands behind all skilled and virtuous thinking that contributes to critical thinking. In this paper, I argue that the willingness to inquire is therefore a more primary critical thinking virtue than charity, open-mindedness, or valuing fallacious-free reasoning.
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  3. Libri Ad Nauseam: The Critical Thinking Textbook Glut.Benjamin Hamby - 2013 - Paideusis: Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society 21 (1):39-48.
    Critical thinking instructors are faced with an overwhelming number of textbooks to choose from for their courses. Many of these texts do not reflect an awareness of current scholarship in critical thinking and informal logic. I argue that instructors should only adopt textbooks that reflect a sound theoretical understanding of the topic by acknowledging the central role of critical thinking dispositions, offering a more nuanced approach to the teaching of fallacies and of inference, stressing dialectic and argument revision, focusing on (...)
     
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  4. A Review of THINK Critically by Peter Facione and Carol Ann Gittens. [REVIEW]Benjamin Hamby - 2013 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 28 (1):46-53.
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    Review of Stephen Brookfield‘s Teaching for Critical Thinking. [REVIEW]Benjamin Hamby - 2015 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 30 (2):63-68.
    Stephen Brookfield offers a distinctive conceptualization of and approach to teaching critical thinking. In this review I highlight some major aspects of his approach, and critique his baseline conception. I conclude that, while evaluating assumptions is an important aspect of critical thinking, it is not as important as Brookfield maintains. Instructors of critical thinking should read his book, but they should remain skeptical of its major substantive theoretical commitments.
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    Commentary on Thinking Critically About Beliefs It’s Hard to Think Critically About.Benjamin Hamby - unknown
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    Review of Diane Halpern’s Thought and Knowledge, 5th Edition. [REVIEW]Benjamin Hamby - 2014 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 29 (2):68-75.
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