Critical Thinking and Self-Inquiry

Last modified by Life Pedia on 2022/12/05 23:33

Introduction

Critical thinking and self-inquiry are essential skills for navigating the complexities of daily life and making informed decisions. By learning to think critically and ask thoughtful questions, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you, and make choices that align with your values and goals.

In this section of Lifepedia, you will find a range of articles and resources on critical thinking and self-inquiry. From understanding the basics of critical thinking to exploring the role of self-inquiry in personal growth and development, these resources will help you develop and hone your critical thinking and self-inquiry skills.

Here are just a few of the topics you can expect to find in this section:

  • What is critical thinking and why is it important?
  • How to develop critical thinking skills
  • The role of self-inquiry in personal growth and development
  • Techniques for self-reflection and self-discovery
  • The relationship between critical thinking and emotional intelligence

By learning to think critically and ask thoughtful questions, you can gain insight, make better decisions, and live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. Explore this section of Lifepedia to discover the power of critical thinking and self-inquiry.

Highlights

  • Every person has a set of beliefs and method of reasoning about the world around them. Beliefs and way of thinking help us navigate life and the world around us.
  • Many if not most of these beliefs and ways of thinking are subtle and taken for granted. They are shaped by our upbringing, life experiences, and one's mental makeup. In short, we as individuals are shaped by nature and nurture.
  • Differences in nature and nurture give rise to the diversity of human thought. However, inequities in quality of education, upbringing, and immediate society result in lack of skills and know-how around the art of thinking, which has serious consequences in the quality of life
  • This section aims to encourage and facilitate self-inquiry about every unknown and overlooked aspect of thinking, identity, beliefs, habits and tendencies.

You should know

  • Starting self inquiry
  • Logic
  • Rationality
  • Scientific Method
  • Limits of science
  • Skepticism, falsifiability
  • Role of emotions
  • Self and society

You should watch out for

  • Biases
  • Logical Fallacies
  • Attachment, Identity and Ego
  • Cognitive Dissonance
  • Bigotry, hatred and apathy
  • Superstitions
  • Pseudo-science

Related Pages

  • Mental Health
  • Society and Politics
  • Everyday Philosophy
  • Human Psyche
    

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