What are the rules of Critical Thinking?

  1. There are five rules which critical thinkers use to examine their beliefs and understanding of themselves, others and their world.
    These rules or criteria are:

    1) consistency--the critical thinker attempts to discover and eliminate contradictions in thinking;

    2) coherency--the critical thinker attempts to connect all of the various dimensions of thinking;

    3) applicability--the critical thinker attempts to ensure that the model of understanding really fits human experiences;

    4) adequacy--the critical thinker attempts to ensure that the model of understanding is flexible enough to incorporate new experiences and data;

    5) communicability--the critical thinker recognizes that thinking, knowing, and learning occur in a community of human beings and thereby the critical thinker attempts to ensure that the model of understanding is understandable to others.
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What are the rules of Critical Thinking?