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									Critical Thinking
Author: Richard W. Paul
Table of Contents

Table of Contents



1. Thinking in a World of Accelerating Change and Intensifying Danger.

2. Becoming a Critic of Your Thinking.

3. Becoming a Fair-Minded Thinker.

4. Confidence in Reason: Recognizing that Good Reasoning Has Proven Its Worth.

5. Self-Understanding.

6. The First Four Stages of Development: What Level Thinker Are You?

7. The Parts of Thinking.

8. The Standards for Thinking.

9. Design Your Life.

10. The Art of Making Intelligent Decisions.

11. Taking Charge of Your Irrational Tendencies.

12. Monitoring Your Sociocentric Tendencies.

13. Developing as an Ethical Reasoner.

14. Analyzing and Evaluating Thinking in Corporate and Organizational Life.

15. The Power and Limits of Professional Knowledge (And of the Disciplines that Underlie Them).

16. Strategic Thinking Part One.

17. Strategic Thinking Part Two.

Glossary: A Guide to Critical Thinking Terms and Concepts.


Critical Thinking is about becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a
consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Discover the core skills of effective thinking; then analyze
your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. Learn how to translate more
effective thinking into better decisions, less frustration, more wealth ¿and above all, greater confidence to 
pursue and achieve your most important goals in life.
Author Bio
Richard W. Paul
RICHARD P. PAUL received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. His career as
an educator and researcher has spanned three decades, beginning with his development of the WAVE
robot language. He was one of the first researchers to demonstrate the use of programmable robots for
assembly. He went on to join the faculty at Purdue University as a professor of Electrical Engineering and
the Ransburg Professor of Robotics. Dr. Paul currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania in
Computer and Information Science. His expertise extends his contributions into major U.S. robot
manufacturers, researching the field of robot programming language development. He has served as one
of the founding editors of the International Journal of Robotics Research, as well as a President of the
IEEE Council on Robotics and Automation. This year Dr. Paul will become emeritus. His current research
and development interests include time-delayed teleoperation and the development of the
teleprogramming system.

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