To avoid misunderstanding, in the context of "critical thinking" we need to understand what "critical" does mean, and doesn't mean. In fact, a more accurate term would be logical thinking re: its process or evaluative thinking re: its goal. The result of evaluation can range from positive to negative, from acceptance to rejection or anything in-between. Yes, critical evaluation can produce a glowing recommendation. On this page, for example, the quotes and links — which are recommended, but as with all sources of information should be used with an attitude of "critical thinking" evaluation — are the result of my own critical thinking. Critical thinking means making reasoned judgments.
Include Synonyms Include Dead terms. Download full text. Much research has been done on critical thinking and on moral reasoning, but little has been conducted or reported on the relationship between the two. Some researchers have attempted to integrate creative thinking skills with moral reasoning skills and have found them generally to be related. In considering the importance of both critical thinking and moral reasoning, several researchers have recommended that children can learn that ethical acts must have reasons. They have suggested a method called "Ethical Inquiry" to facilitate this learning and relationship.
Critical thinking is a concept that is derived from the application of the cognition toward the separation of the most likely when one is presented with a set of possibilities, while ethics is used in reference to the perception of what is right or wrong in a defined situation. While ethical considerations have some areas of universal or global overlap, ethical practices and solutions to all problems are hardly universal, which is where the considerations of the connection between critical thinking and ethics are drawn. The application of critical thinking to a defined situation will enable an individual to make the right decisions as to the right ethical choices or principles to apply to a particular situation.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Police officers are held by the public to a higher standard of morality and are expected to be above reproach. Sadly, we see in the news all to often police officers that have exhibited unethical conduct both on the job and in their private lives.
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