[extropy-chat] Critical Thinking and Rationality (was RE: Humans--non-rational mode)

Lee Corbin lcorbin at tsoft.com
Fri Mar 10 18:27:52 UTC 2006

Samantha writes

> On Mar 9, 2006, at 8:09 AM, Lee Corbin wrote:
> > I have had no end of difficulty getting
> > people (even three years ago on this list)
> > to doubt the merits of unbridled rationality.
> > Folks here and elsewhere seem to equate
> > rationality with critical thinking, and to
> > continually see those with whom they simply
> > disagree as lacking in rationality.
> It depends a lot on how "rationality" is being defined, doesn't it.   
> I don't equate as an equality rationality with critical thinking.   
> Critical thinking is a tool used in service of rationality but it is  
> not equivalent to rationality.

I see rationality as a tool in the service of
critical thinking! Surely "critical thinking"
is a broader concept---it's a mode of thought.
Why don't you agree?


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