Discussion critical thinking

The response to the subject of whether thought is possible without language relies on what you mean by thought. Could you experience sensations, impressions, and feelings without language? Yes, but there is a contrast between being able to experience, say, pain or light. Many would conclude that thought entails having concepts. Artists and scientists in describing their own inner processes while they work say they mostly use images and do not use words to solve problems.A renowned author, Temple Grandin, says that concepts for her are collections of images while trying to explain how she thinks visually rather than linguistically.Deaf individualslacking accessto language, spoken or signed; think in complicatedforms before being exposed to language. For example, unconstrained gesture based communications developed by deaf students without language models, in places like Nicaragua, showsome sort of thinking that goes far beyond mere sensory impression or practical problem solving.Language has indirect effect on thinking but definitely not direct. I don’t think that knowledge is stored in the memory as words (which are kind of see that we do not remember books word by word but rather through concepts and ideas). Nevertheless, there are certain kinds of thinking that are made possible by language. Language allows for a level of abstract reasoning we wouldn’t have otherwise. The philosopher, Peter Carruthers, argued that there exista type of inner, complex linguistic thinking whichpermits us to bring our own thoughts into conscious awareness. Therefore, we may be able to think without language, but language lets us know that we are thinking (Carruthers, 2004).

Week 9

Part 1

A salesman at the car lot I wouldn’t put so much trust since they are not at fault but are doing their job by marketing the car which is to mainly sell the car no matter the conditions. This drives me to the decision of not trusting their opinion at all. They are aiming to sell the car which is their main goal and not giving sufficient information which will help me buy the car I want. As for the dealer’s website I would put a lot of trust in it reason being that the website has required information as to the condition of the cars and it carries with it responsibility not to tannish the good name of the car dealers.

Part 2

I think that greatly depends. Take for example if am working as the salesman and a m supposed to sell used cars and am to persuade people who come to me to seek advice about best cars available in the market. It will be required to be honest in terms of the advice I give out to customers and friend and as such give out true information by telling out the true conditions of the cars and the decisions remains with him/her on whether to buy the car or not. Nevertheless, when a customer comes to me I will slant the information as such to make my point to the customer to appear more credible since my job is to sell and convince people to buy cars since it is through it that am paid my salary. I make many sales of the cars by persuading people to buy no matter what. As such, both cases illustrate ethical dilemma as I am expected to tell the truth regarding the cars despite the fact that real information is required concerning the cars (Facione, 2007).

Week 10

Part 1

Turning into anoutstanding critical thinker has more to do with a perspective as opposed to a particular arrangement of apparatuses, systems or methodologies you have available to you. It is this perspective that will help you to defeat the snags and difficulties you confront once a day.In addition, it is precisely this perspective that will help you penetrate through the shroud of channels shading your comprehension of reality. Subsequently you will be better arranged to manage the issues, difficulties and snags that are obstructing your advancement as you make you way towards the achievement of your objectives and goals. Critical thinking is a key constant manner of thinking that is basic to develop regularly. Critical thinking permits us to see things from extraordinary points of view that under typical circumstances we won’t have been aware of. It helps unveil hidden facts and assumptions. Effective critical thinking goes hand-in-hand with problem solving and creativity (Klein, 1999).

Part 2

It is true that successful people make better decisions. It should be noted that every person can make better decision only by understanding the kind of differences that do exist between emotional and character-based decisions outcome. Successful make better decisions based on the fact that they are principled and do what is right. They are self-disciplined. Critical thinker should have the ability to distinguish variants of chunks or pieces of information. These distinguishing characteristics permit them to better comprehend the world from a totally fair-minded and intelligent point of view.Ability to make the necessary associations with existing recollections helps gather insights that others are simply not aware of.Being open minded helps as a critical thinker to not miss out important cues and pieces of information by being flexible in thoughts.By using a simpler vocabulary breaks down problems and circumstances thus being clear and being understood and avoiding misdirection. By being able to pick up differences between facts and opinions one becomes an efficient critical thinker thus becomes successful.



Klein, G. (1999). Sources of power: How people make decisions. MIT press.

Carruthers, P. (2004). Review: Thinking Without Words. The British journal for the philosophy of science, 55(4), 807-810.

Facione, P. A. (2007). Critical thinking: What it is and why it counts. Insight Assessment, 2007, 1-23.