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The foundation and principles of critical thinking

Ali, Muhammad Mumtaz (2016) The foundation and principles of critical thinking. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 33 (4). pp. 132-144. ISSN 0742-6763

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Abstract

This article explains the currently dominant paradigm of critical thinking, which is considered universally applicable, in terms of applying various skills, techniques, standards, and procedures. However, it also contends that emphasizing the technical aspects does not make it critical thinking, for that depends mainly upon its own metaphysical premise is more important than the skills and techniques, as it is intimately related to the technical dimensions of critical thinking. I argue that without a true and realistic metaphysical foundation, critical thinking cannot produce good results.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 540/55596
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foundation, principles, critical thinking
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mumtaz Ali
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 12:50
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55596

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