The Fire of Critical Thinking

2 December, 2022

If you think critically, then you are not thinking critically. We talk about the mysterious properties and consequences of critical thinking in this episode of the podcast.

Guest — Taras Pashchenko, Head of the HSE Laboratory of Educational Content Design
Moderator — Anton Kuznetsov, Ph.D., research associate at the Center for Consciousness Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University


00:00 - Introduction
02:21 - What is critical thinking
06:56 - What does it mean to be a critical thinker? The "thermometer" of critical thinking
11:03 - Social environment and the level of critical thinking
14:26 - Why is it "critical" and not "rational"? Innovations of Duty
16:35 - Where is the limit of critical thinking? Or when is it rational to be not rational? It is impossible to be rational
26:06 - Consequences of critical thinking. Naturalism?
31:51 - Preference for democracy? Happiness and democracy
33:40 - Happiness and Critical thinking
35:44 - Can an evil genius be a critical thinker?
38:48 - Critical thinking as an ethical attitude
39:43 - The paradox of critical thinking and why recipes don't help
41:30 - A book about critical thinking
42:35 - Summary from Mary

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