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Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life, Second Edition by Richard Paul, Linda Elder

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A Glossary of Critical Thinking Terms and Concepts: The Critical Analytic Vocabulary of the English Language

This compendium of terms is testament to the fact that critical thinking entails a body of concepts and principles that, when internalized and practiced, enable people to raise their thinking to a higher level.

Critical thinking concepts encompass a large network of interrelated ideas. Understanding one such idea often entails understanding other ideas. As such, critical thinking concepts are best understood in relationship to each other and in contrast to their opposites.

The concept of critical thinking, comprehensively viewed, is a rich, variegated, and, to some extent, open-ended concept. There is no way to encompass it “completely” ...

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