Laments of a philosophical pessimist. Notes on society, politics, and culture.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Academe Contra Logic
Every professor decries the lack of "critical thinking" skills in their students yet collectively they cannot settle on a rigorous definition of what the term means. Therefore they continue to complain and very few of them teach these purportedly essential skills. And for good reason! Classrooms of students schooled in elementary logic would routinely embarrass their professors!