In the ‘Financial Times’ of 23 May, there was an interview with Harlan Coben (author of 32 novels, including the Myron Bolitar series and whose novel ‘The Stranger’ has been turned into a TV series for Netflix). In the interview he explains that he went to Amherst College in Massachusetts where ‘they taught critical thinking and writing, so that’s where I started to develop my craft’. This link between fiction writing and critical thinking highlights the central place of creativity within critical thinking.
Critical thinking as essential for us to distinguish truth from falsehood and to make better choices
In his new book (‘Rationality: What it is. Why it seems scarce. Why it matters’), the Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker has argued in favour of