Nature of Logic
Nature of Logic
The nature of logic as it relates to critical thinking to me means, without thinking critically about the things that are important, applying a logical process to accomplish a certain goal would be more difficult to achieve.
Thinking is what allows one to ponder possibilities and develop a course of action to achieve a desired outcome. Thinking critically means using ones thoughts to way the pros and cons of things and deciding on the best course of action. This process should allow a person the opportunity to develop a logical plan for the best course of action to follow in accomplishing their goal. When thinking, many ideas may develop concerning developing a course of action. Without thinking critically (clearly) these ideas could cause one to miss-think and could lead to confusion. Therefore, thinking critically and logically would allow for the opportunity to develop a more clear approach to achieving a course of action.
Also, thinking is a form of communicating. Communicating ones thoughts should be a clear and to the point process. Without a clear and to the point thought, communicating one’s thought becomes more difficult for the receiver to understand. As one thinks critically about something, they should also try writing out their thoughts to get a clear picture of their intent. Writing their thoughts down on paper can allow them to develop clarity and exactness of their thoughts. (Kirby and Goodpaster, 1999) “Writing is a way to know, clarify, and enrich our thinking”.
Perceptual Blocks Influencing My view
As is noted in the course material “Critical Thinking” by Gary Kirby and Jeffrey Goodpaster, there are many personal barriers that could cause blocks in ones perception of reality. Things such as enculturation, values and preferences instilled since birth by ones culture, can cause one to have an unrealistic view of the world outside...