Mistakes

View image | gettyimages.com If you have made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways. -Confucius   I never make the same mistake twice. Unfortunately,
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View image | gettyimages.com If you have made a mistake, do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways. -Confucius   I never make the same mistake twice. Unfortunately, there are an infinite number of mistakes. So, I keep making new ones. Fortunately, philosophy is rather helpful in minimizing the impact of mistakes and learning that crucial aspect of wisdom: not committing the same error over and over. One key aspect to avoiding the repetition of errors is skill in critical thinking. While critical thinking has become something of a buzz-word bloated fad, the core of it remains as important as ever. The core is, of course, the methods of rationally deciding whether a claim should be accepted as true, rejected as false or if judgment regarding that claim should be suspended. Learning the basic mechanisms of critical thinking (which include argument assessment, fallacy recognition, credibility evaluation, and causal reasoning) is relatively easy—reading through. . .

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