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    Reflections on Critical Thinking: Theory, Practice, and Assessment.Donald L. Hatcher - 2013 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 28 (2):4-24.
    This autobiographical piece is in response to Frank Fair’s kind invitation to write a reflective piece on my involvement over the last 30 years in the critical thinking movement, with special attention given to 18 years of assessment data as I assessed students’ critical thinking outcomes at Baker University. The first section of the paper deals with my intellectual history and how I came to a specific understanding of CT. The second deals with the Baker Experiment in combining instruction in (...)
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    Is Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum a Plausible Goal?Donald L. Hatcher - unknown
    Critical thinking is considered an essential educational goal. As a result, many philosophers dreamed their departments would offer multiple sections of CT, hence justifying hiring additional staff. Unfortunately, this dream did not materialize. So, similar to a current theory about teaching writing, “critical thinking across the curriculum” has become a popular idea. While the idea has appeal and unquestionable merit, I will argue that the likelihood the skills necessary for effective CT will actually be taught is minimal.
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    Why Formal Logic is Essential for Critical Thinking.Donald L. Hatcher - 1999 - Informal Logic 19 (1).
    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.
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    Why Critical Thinking Should Be Combined With Written Composition.Donald L. Hatcher - 1999 - Informal Logic 19 (2).
    This paper provides evidence and arguments that, given the choice of teaching critical thinking and written composition as separate, stand-alone courses or combining them, the two should be combined into an integrated sequence.
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    Critical Thinking, Postmodernism, and Rational Evaluation.Donald L. Hatcher - 1994 - Informal Logic 16 (3).
    In this paper, after showing how the postmodern critiques of Enlightenment rationality apply to critical thinking, I argue that a critical discussion on any subject must assume specific principles of rationality. I then show how these principles can be used to critique and reject postmodern claims about the contextual nature of rationality.
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    Existential Ethics and Why It's Immoral to Be a Housewife.Donald L. Hatcher - 1989 - Journal of Value Inquiry 23 (1):59-68.
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    Why Percy Can't Think: A Response to Bailin.Donald L. Hatcher - 2001 - Informal Logic 21 (2).
    In "The Problem with Percy: Epistemology, Understanding and Critical Thinking," Sharon Bailin argues that critical thinking skills do not generalize because students do not understand the larger epistemological picture in which to situate the importance of arguments and reasons. More plausible explanations are: (I) instructors across the disciplines do not give assignments requiring critical thinking (CT) skills, (2) single courses in CT have little effect, (3) pragmatic arguments showing the effectiveness of CT are more effective than epistemological arguments with the (...)
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    When Poets Teach Critical Thinking.Donald L. Hatcher - 1991 - Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children 9 (3):46-47.
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    Achieving Extraordinary Ends: An Essay on Creativity.Donald L. Hatcher - 1991 - Informal Logic 13 (1).
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    Combining Critical Thinking and Written Composition.Donald L. Hatcher - 1995 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 15 (2):20-36.
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    Combining Critical Thinking and Written Composition: The WhoIe Is Greater Than The Sum Of The Parts.Donald L. Hatcher - 1995 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 15 (2):20-36.
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    Epistemology and Pedagogy.Donald L. Hatcher - 1992 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 10 (2):1-1.
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    Hatcher, From Page One.Donald L. Hatcher - 1992 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 10 (2):14-16.
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    The Halpern Critical Thinking Assessment: A Review.Donald L. Hatcher - 2013 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 28 (3):18-23.
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  15. Understanding "the Second Sex".Donald L. Hatcher - 1984 - Peter Lang.
    While all who are interested in the philosophical issues surrounding feminism should read Simone de Beauvoir's seminal work The Second Sex, many who begin the long journey do not understand the philo- sophical traditions from which her analyses and arguments grow. This makes understanding and appreciating the cogency of her position very difficult. Understanding The Second Sex introduces the naive reader to the necessary philosophical tradition, explicates major portions of the text, and analyzes Simone de Beauvoir's criticisms of marriage and (...)
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