Critical Thinking as an Intellectual Right


  • Harvey Siegel


Introduction:  This chapter is adapted from Siegel (in press), in which I argue that the critical thinker is best thought of as one who is appropriately moved by reasons.  In this view, critical thinking involves a variety of reasoning and other cognitive skills; knowledge of various sorts; a set of tendencies or dispositions to exercise those skills and utilize that knowledge; the valuing of reasons and an appreciation of their epistemological force; and a certain sort of character.  I am grateful to David Moshman and Carol Crowley for helpful comments on an earlier draft.


How to Cite

Siegel, H. (2014). Critical Thinking as an Intellectual Right. Analytic Teaching, 8(1). Retrieved from




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