publication . Article . 2017

Improving our critical creative capacity

Michael D. Baumtrog;
Open Access English
  • Published: 03 Jun 2017
  • Country: Portugal
<jats:p>Contemporary argumentation theories highlight the importance of Others for contributing to and critiquing an individual’s reasoning and/or argumentation. Reasoners and arguers are encouraged to interact with imagined constructs such as a community of model interlocutors or universal audience. These model interlocutors are theoretically meant to bring to mind reasons and counter-considerations that may not have been conceived of otherwise so as to improve the overall quality of an instance of reasoning or argumentation. Overlooked, however, is the impact of differing individual’s imaginative abilities. This paper argues that more important than relying on...
free text keywords: Argumentation, Critical thinking, Imagination, Reasoning, Philosophy, imagination, creativity, reasoning, argumentation, critical thinking, Logic, BC1-199, Creativity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sociology, Argumentation theory, Epistemology
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FCT| UID/FIL/00701/2013
Center for the Study of Philosophy
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147380
  • Funding stream: 5876
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