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  • Critical Thinking: Skills and Tools for Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

  • By: Lucy Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Radix
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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Summary

Learn how to think smarter and use critical thinking to your advantage. Intelligence is not just something you have or don't have. It can be practiced. You can become more intelligent if you want to. People who think more logically, don't follow the masses or the trends, but they think for themselves, comparing all kinds of criteria and connotations to each other, while assessing the validity and conclusions of those data. Being able to make up your own mind, not just based on emotions, but rather on clear connections and consequences, is a highly valuable skill in this society.

Learn more about:

  • What critical thinking is, how it is defined, and how it applies today.
  • How all of this applies to science and history.
  • Where philosophy and logical thinking skills came from.
  • Why being skeptical can actually help you.
  • How to choose for good things in life by assessing their value.
  • Reasons why you need to overcome egocentrism, emotional submission, and other tendencies we have as humans.
  • How to question things without being a smarty pants about it.

This book is great anyone who wishes to learn when to apply skepticism, emotions, and intelligent logic.

©2019 Lucy Jenkins (P)2019 Lucy Jenkins

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Critical thinking matters

I was sincerely delighted by this amazing book. Yes, it sounds a little quirky when putting it that way, but the book made an impact on the way I look at things. So many people nowadays jump to conclusions, and it doesn't actually testify of their intelligence or the use of their brain they could be implementing.

This book, however short, shed more light on the basis of critical thinking, which is an actual skill, by the way. And it made me see the bigger picture of how to reason and to look at things from different perspectives. Every person should know more about this.

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  • 14-09-22

Too short and too vague

Didn't realise this book was so short and wasted an Audible credit on it. Having listened to it twice, I didn't learn anything that I felt I could put in to practice ether.

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Captivating

Great explanation of Critical thinking, great example, about how critical thinking should be used within society. Very clear and concise.

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  • Margarita
  • 22-08-19

Yeah, I was thinking this too

Critical thinking. Why don't so many people get it? There are so many people who draw conclusions based on nothing or jump to conclusions too fast.

I like books like this because they teach you to think things through. Skepticism isn't always wrong. And even that, I'm skeptical about. Ha! Nice job, Lucy and Clare.

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  • Ron
  • 22-08-19

Not bad

I actually liked it for being a little over an hour. I can't say too much about it, and I don't think writing an entire paragraph of a book that's probably only about 10,000 or 15,000 words long would be the right thing to do. However, if you're looking for something to trigger some deeper thoughts, this is it. Good job.

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  • Donald Hickman
  • 24-08-19

Awesome

I love books like this. they make you think about life and about various decisions you need to make. Lucy did a good job outlining all the criteria of critical thinking (get it? Ah, never mind.).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-19

Critical

I was critical of this book to begin with, but after listening to it for a few minutes, I really began enjoying it. Great content, great narrative.

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  • Grover
  • 30-08-19

Interesting thoughts

It kept me thinking. I like these kinds of books. Lucy Jenkins did an excellent job explaining what critical thinking consists of, as did the narrator. Thanks.

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  • Cheryl
  • 20-05-20

Loved it

There were so many points in this publication that I did not understand before. I am glad I found it. It was actually worth my time, especially because I listened to it while I was driving a car to my job.