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Source | LinkedIn | Rajesh C R | Executive coach | Freelance corporate soft skill trainer | Blogger

‘Critical thinking’ originated almost 2500 years ago when it’s teachings by the Greek philosopher Socrates, were documented by his student Plato. The main purpose of establishing critical thinking was to avoid accepting ideas by people in ‘authority’ ‘influence’, without asking them deep questions, that probe profoundly into thinking, whether or not the idea is, worthy of belief.

‘Critical thinking’ is based on a method of questioning called the Socratic questioning which is the best known critical thinking strategy, based on the foundation, that thinking has a structured logic, and it allows underlying thoughts, to be questioned. The fundamentals of which are as follows:

1.Systematic

2.Disciplined

3.Deep &

4.Focused, on fundamental concepts, theories, issues or problems.

So what is critical thinking? It may be defined as the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue, in order to form a Judgement or in other words a disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.

The ability to think critically involves three elements:

a. An attitude of being disposed to consider in a thoughtful way, the problems and subjects, that come within the range of one’s experiences.

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