2.3: Critical thinking and culture
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- Forms of thinking reflect the cultures in which they are practiced.
- In the West, especially in ancient Greece, serious critical thinking began when philosophers moved from religion (mythos) to reasoning (logos) in order to understand and explain the world.
- In non-Western cultures critical thinking has taken many forms, and it is useful to examine some of these to remind ourselves that practices of critical thinking are culturally conditioned and not always universally valid.
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