The planned new university – the New College of Humanities (NCH) – has been greatly in the news recently. The man most associated with NCH is A.C. Grayling, the eminent philosopher. It is highly gratifying that one of the things that he reports as being essential for students of this new university is critical thinking. He recognises its straightforwardly central importance for education.
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