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The Role of Innovative Educational Systems in Developing Critical Thinking Skills By Ben Teeuwen
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Critical Thinking Skills (CTS) are crucial to possess in a democratic society, for example when confronted with propaganda in politics or conflicting theories in science. CTS are defined as being... More > composed of 1) cognitive skills as interpretation, analysis and evaluation and 2) affective dispositions as inquisitiveness and open-mindedness. Development is fostered through grammar, logic and rhetoric as well as practice through in depth reading of complex books. Facilitating creative and practical abilities is said to strengthen CTS. Problems encountered in innovative learning environments and various other criticisms suggest that education has a degrading role in developing CTS, but no valid and reliable evidence is found which substantiates this claim.< Less
The Role of Innovative Educational Systems in Developing Critical Thinking Skills By Ben Teeuwen
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Critical Thinking Skills (CTS) are crucial to possess in a democratic society, for example when confronted with propaganda in politics or conflicting theories in science. CTS are defined as being... More > composed of 1) cognitive skills as interpretation, analysis and evaluation and 2) affective dispositions as inquisitiveness and open-mindedness. Development is fostered through grammar, logic and rhetoric as well as practice through in depth reading of complex books. Facilitating creative and practical abilities is said to strengthen CTS. Problems encountered in innovative learning environments and various other criticisms suggest that education has a degrading role in developing CTS, but no valid and reliable evidence is found which substantiates this claim.< Less
The Hound of the Baskervilles: Illustrated By Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Hound of the Baskervilles: Illustrated (1902) by Arthur Conan Doyle is the third of four crime novels. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set... More > largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. Sir Charles Baskerville, a baronet, is found lying dead among yew trees in the grounds of his country house, Baskerville Hall. The cause of death is ascribed to a heart attack. Fearing for the safety of Sir Charles's nephew and only known heir, Henry Baskerville—who was coming to London from Canada to claim his inheritance—Dr James Mortimer travels from Devon to London, and appeals for help to Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger.< Less
Arp, R. (2008). Suárez and Filmer on Freedom. Philosophical Frontiers, 3, 2, 13-39. By Robert Arp
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The point of this paper is to explicate freedom as understood by Francisco Suárez (1548-1617) and Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) and to place Suárez and Filmer into dialogue with one... More > another concerning the issues of human freedom and governmental authority. In doing so, I first set the stage by defining five types of freedom as envisioned by Mortimer Adler (1902-2001) in his timeless work, The Idea of Freedom: A Dialectical Examination of the Conceptions of Freedom (1958). Then, I investigate the sections of Suárez’’s De legibus concerning the relationship of the governor to the governed and, using Adler’’s notions of freedom as a model, trace the kinds of freedom espoused therein. Third, I examine Filmer’’s political treatises and explicate the kinds of freedom found in those works. Next, I show that Suárez and Filmer actually agree upon certain issues of paternalism and societal constraint, and that these similarities in their doctrines can be brought out upon examining the notion of freedom. Finally...< Less

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