Date: 04- Nov - 2013
Critical thinking “the systematic evaluation or formulation of beliefs, or statements, by rational standards”.
This statements can be view and discuss in numerous dimensions. Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationaly. It is not a matter of accumulating information. A person with a good memory and who knows a lot of fact is not necessay good at critical thinking. A critical thinker is able to bring out consequences from what he knows, and he knows how to make use of information to solve problem and to find relevant sources of information to inform himself. Some people believe that critical thinking is a barrier to creativity , because it requires following the rules of logic and rationality but creativity might require breaking the rules but this is a misconception. Critical thinking is quiet compatible with thinking “ out of the box”. Which involve challenging consensus and pursuing less popular approaches. If anything else, critical thinking is an essential part of creativity because we need critical thinking to evaluate and improve our creative ideas.
Critical thinking is a systematic evaluation or formulation of belief, or statements, by rational standards. In terms of business ethics this definition has many implications. First it has to do with the word “systematic” . Thinking critically about ethnical standards in business is “ systematic” in that it at least sometimes involves the application of distinct procedures and methods. In some cases those procedures and methods might involve very technical tools of formal logic, to assess arguments. In other cases, it will involve looking for certain well-Known patterns of reasoning, including the fallacies to which human reason has so often been subject. In other cases still, being systematic will just mean looking carefully at the parts of an argument and at how it is structured, in order better to understand its strenghts and weaknesses. The bigger point here is that thinking critically about business ethnics means doing something more than looking at an issue and taking a rough stab at an answer. It implies a careful, systematic approach. The second association of that definition has to do with the little about “ evaluation and formulation of beliefs” . This indicate that critical thinking can, and should , be put in evaluating existing beliefs as well as to the procedure of building new beliefs. It also remind one that beliefs don’t necessary have to just happen to us. We inherit many beliefs from our society , our families , our religion and culture in general. But in most cases…