Gagnrýnin og vísindaleg hugsun [English title: "Scientific versus Critical Thinking"]

Skírnir 190:321-342 (2016)
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English summary: This paper engages with a tradition in Icelandic philosophy of theorizing about critical thinking. The central thesis of the paper is that critical thinking should not be identified with scientific thinking, since scientific research is often (and inevitably so) based on a kind of epistemic trust in other scientists' testimony that is incompatible with critical thinking. The paper also criticizes the idea that critical thinking should be associated with any of Charles Peirce's four ways of forming beliefs in "The Fixation of Belief".

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Finnur Dellsén
University of Iceland

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