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Models for Critical Thinking

A Fundamental Guide to Effective Decision Making, Deep Analysis, Intelligent Reasoning, and Independent Thinking
Narrated by: Russell Newton
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

The quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our thinking. The quality of our thinking is often determined by the quality questions we ask from ourselves. Critical thinking is the art of asking relevant, necessary, and meaningful questions to discover the objective truth behind words, events, and opinions in general. 

Critical thinking is the ability to think objectively and rationally about a particular situation without letting your emotions hijack you. Like any other skill, critical thinking can be learned through rigorous practice and commitment.

Today, we have more access to information than ever before. Information influences our worldview and decisions, often without us noticing it. Following wrong idols can lead us to bad decisions that lead to unhappiness and a dissatisfying life. When what’s “right, beautiful, successful, and cool” gets dictated around us by ads and through “influencers”, we often forget to think for ourselves and make our own choices. Thus we make bad decisions based on the opinion of others - not even our own.

Models for Critical Thinking provides you with unique insights into the nature of thinking and reasoning - why are we often so wrong, why are we so inclined to avoid the responsibility of thinking for ourselves, and how can we develop solid, objective thinking patterns. 

Models for Critical Thinking lays out: 

  • The function of critical thinking; its main impediments, the social counterfeits of ethics
  • The elements of critical reasoning
  • Important abilities and traits of critical thinkers
  • The vocabulary of critical analysis
  • The models essential to critical thinking

The most secure way of making good decisions is to have well-practiced and predictable strategies you can use when you are faced with a problem that requires deeper analysis. 

This audiobook will provide you with helpful information and exercises tips. If you follow them, you can find better solutions to your problems. 

  • Learn the essential critical thinking skills when reading, writing, and speaking
  • Be on your guard to hidden cognitive traps when shopping and interacting with advertisers
  • Find out what tools and strategies can help you become a more disciplined thinker, developing your analytical, reasoning, and reflective thinking skills

Be ready to learn. Be ready to argue intellectually. 

In this audiobook, I share the best knowledge of the best critical thinkers - intertwined with my own - to help you develop this essential skill that the contemporary job market so keenly demands. I will help you create thinking patterns that lead to a critical and more objective understanding of the world.

©2018 Albert Rutherford (P)2018 Albert Rutherford

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  • tiffanyturtle
  • 02-08-19

Sexist comments say a lot about the author

I liked this book, but I found his references to the learning style differences in men and women to be archaic. In one of the final chapters, he said something to the effect of: "Don't worry ladies, nothing a little education can't fix" when referring to the differences in logical thinking between the sexes. I made a mental note that this book must have been published in the 50's. I just looked at it is from 2018!! He reiterated this point several times and it was in his chapter key points.

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  • Hulse
  • 25-01-19

some decent nuggets

this is basic deductive reasoning. There are some good nuggets and takeaways but you will get more by studying accelerated learning techniques by Brian Tracy and Colin Rose

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  • S. Tyson
  • 23-02-19

Highly recommended

Found the information to be very informative and useful. I would read it over again.