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Trust and Critical Thinking

by Will Katerberg. Take nothing for granted, I sometimes tell my students. Don’t assume that what a primary source tells you is accurate and true. The author might be a liar or a dupe, have an agenda, or be misinformed. … Continue reading

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Job Training Isn’t Enough (Neither Is Critical Thinking)

by Will Katerberg. The battle for hearts and minds—and dollars—in higher education today often comes down to job training versus critical thinking. It sometimes is hard for advocates of becoming an artist or studying philosophy to even get a hearing. … Continue reading

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Critical History and Sacred Tradition: Introduction

by Will Katerberg. It’s basic to modern historiography to draw a line between “critical history” and other ways of relating to the past, such as heritage, tradition, and memory. Most people don’t make this distinction. History is history. When they … Continue reading

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