ΩΘΗΣΗ SESSION

THE QUESTION OF SHAKESPEARE AUTHORSHIP

YES! LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS PROVES IT

NO! THERE ARE TOO MANY DISCREPANCIES

CRITICAL THINKING is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture.” – Francis Bacon (1605)

Training ourselves to construct good arguments and to spot bad ones is a skill that is useful in just about every field as well as in everyday life. It helps steer us toward truth and away from falsehood. Dubious techniques of persuasion, such as “criticizing” a candidate’s views by showing an unflattering image of them, are used especially in election campaigns. They are no doubt sometimes effective, but that is no reason for preferring them to good clear argumentation. On the contrary, it’s why we need logical thinking more than ever.

OCCAM’S RAZOR AND CRITICAL THINKING

WHAT IS CRITICAL THINKING?

IMPROVE YOUR CRITICAL THINKING

QUESTIONS NO ONE KNOWS THE ANSWERS TO

SOME VERY BIG QUESTIONS

Why does the universe exist?

WHAT LIES BEYOND THE OBSERVABLE UNIVERSE?

OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE?

OUR TIME ON EARTH?

WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE BIG BANG?

WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS?

HOW DOES CONSCIOUSNESS HAPPEN?

QUESTIONS THAT CANNOT BE EASILY EXPLAINED by Neil deGrasse Tyson