Reasoning the ability to infer a conclusion from one

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Reasoning:  The ability to infer a conclusion from one or multiple premises. To do so  requires examining logical relationships among statements or data.   Point of View:  The way one views the world, which shapes one's construction of meaning.  In a search for understanding, critical thinkers view phenomena from many different points of view.      Procedures for Applying Criteria:  Other types of thinking use a general procedure. Critical  thinking makes use of many procedures. These procedures include asking questions,  making judgements, and identifying assumptions.       c)  The Value and Importance of Critical and Creative thinking The value and importance of Critical and Creative Thinking cannot be underestimated Critical and Creative Thinking inculcates habits of thought- the ability to think outside the  box and use reason as the locomotive to existence. Encourages breadth of vision- the ability to see things from different points of view It gives us a sense of self-perspective in our activities, and our lives: the ability to examine alternatives and choose those relevant to ensuring we live an examined and worth life. Its concerns are very abstract but with immense practical value: the ability to translate  ideas (theory) into practice through action. Its interest and value lies in its ability in helping us to understand ourselves and our world  better and more deeply than we otherwise would, and in permanently altering our approach  to our lives and our relations to others through encouraging a lifelong habit of reflection on  them. The study of Critical and Creative Thinking is a process whose continuance can  immensely enrich one's life, and can open to one view that would otherwise be closed or  overlooked. Its serious study can greatly enhance one's analytical, critical, evaluative and interpretive  abilities, Its grasp can greatly enhance one's ability to express oneself clearly and to formulate and  respond to arguments in speech and writing effectively. Critical and Creative Thinking provides one with general problem-solving skills, skills in  analysing concepts, definitions, arguments and problems.  It enables one to organize ideas and issues and to extract what is central to an issue from a mass of information. It enhances one’s ability to question deeply one's own framework of thought Critical and creative thinking equips an individual with the ability to reconstruct  sympathetically and imaginatively the strongest versions of points of view and frameworks of  thought opposed to one's own 
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