THUNK – 73. Rigor (Critical Thinking, Pt. 2)

We rarely give the “critical” part of “critical thinking” its due. Rigor in thought is hard, but *so* important.

-Links for the Curious-

The Socratic Method, an excellent application of iterative rigorous definition & refinement –

A textual introduction to the Socratic method –

Carl Sagan delivers a compelling explanation of what happens when rigor isn’t properly applied –

An encyclopedia of logical fallacies (reading thru common missteps in thought can allow you to recognize them more easily while evaluating statements) –

A list of online tools for skeptical fact-checking –

Last week’s THUNK episode on logic –

THUNK episode 69, which discusses some of the proposed differences between System 1 & System 2 cognition –

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