Nature of Logic and Perception

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Logic 1 RUNNING HEAD: Nature of Logic Nature of Logic and Perception Jennifer Skorich University of Phoenix PHL 251 – Critical Thinking Neil L. Holman, Ph.D. January 11, 2006
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Logic 2 Nature of Logic and Perception The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines logic as “The study of the principles of reasoning, especially of the structure of propositions as distinguished from their content and of method and validity in deductive reasoning” (2000). Webster’s New Millennium Dictionary of English defines critical thing as “The mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion” (2003-2005). Based on these definitions and the reading assigned, I understand that critical thinking is the process of using logic. It is apparent that such a vague definition allows for many interpretations of how to develop into a critical thinker. This opens the gateway to many methodologies that attempt to simplify the process of using information in such a way that it allows the individual to better themselves and their understanding of life around them. In order to process the information that is available, the person must first have a method to follow that makes sense from beginning to end and clearly allows them to resolve any issues that may occur. These issues can be internal, such as having to overcome prejudices, or external disputes such as having to analyze truthfulness. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines perception as
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