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Critical Thinking and Ethics

Updated on April 29, 2017

The definition of critical thinking is the evaluation of an in order to form an idea of the issue at hand. The steps of the critical thinking process are knowledge, comprehension, application, analyze synthesis, and take action. Knowledge means understand the and knowing that you can ask question about the problems. It means being open-minded about this step of the critical thinking process. At this point two questions need to be addressed: What is the problem and why do we need to solve it?

The next step in the critical thinking process is comprehension. Which is having understanding of the situation that we are in and the facts that go along with it. It is collecting data and using any data that goes with it. It is understanding that there is a possible deadline that goes along with the research that is being collected and the data that we have.

The third step is application and this step is a continuation of the second step. It is a complete understanding of the step. It is a complete understanding of all the facts that was collected in the previous step. It is building on to make sure the steps are combined in a way to make a required linkage between the information and resources. That way they can determine the best way to continue to move forward.

The forth step in the process is analyze. Once all the information is collected they then have to sit down and analyze all of it. They have to analyze it to determine the best situation. That is their way of determining the weak points and the strong points to see what may need to be fix and what doesn’t need to be fixed.

The fifth step is synthesis. Once everything is fully analyzed they can then take and use that information to determine how to use that information to determine how to solve any problems that may need to be solved. The sixth and final step in the process is take action. By taking action is to evaluate what needs to be done and to actually do it. That is when you actually set up a plan of action and execute it.

My blind spot is my gift of want to help everyone and unless I stop that I will one day end up helping the wrong person and ending getting hurt in a really bad way. I am a very helpful person and a very open person and sometimes that can be a bad thing I suppose, but honestly, I have never met an enemy. I make friends very easily. I suppose I should be more careful of who I talk to and I how go about things before I end up hurt.

Ethics applies to a professional and societal responsibilities because being able to trust and be open with people is a good thing. Being able to trust people and being friendly with your coworkers makes for a very comfortable work environment. Knowing that you can be honest with your employer makes your work experience a good one.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      Victoria, let us not refer to the Bible at all because various cultures use other "holy books." Let us start over with the enumerated principles and think of the principles as Holy. Then we can be One.

      Violence may be with us always, but we have Free Will and may choose to avoid it. With the advent of world wide telecommunications and ICBMs it is both possible and imperative we become One.

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      Victoria Watts 3 months ago from Juliette, Ga

      Jay the way you think makes alot of since. That is also a wonderful question you pose. Why do we continue to fight? Maybe it is because that is because that is all we were made to do? However, maybe in turn you are right and we can apply the rules and biblically speaking the principles of the bible and start using then what is written in the coming of the New Testament and what is said is going to happen when our Lord and savior returns to walk among. Then do you believe we will be able to stop the fighting?

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      Jay C OBrien 3 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      Victoria,.... or they could just stop fighting.

      We all have Freewill and may choose whether to fight others or not. We can choose to avoid violence by being alert or moving away.

      Biblically speaking if we apply the rules already stated, almost the entire Old Testament (OT) is void for violence. Why do we still use the OT? Let us move our thinking out of the Bronze Age.

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      Victoria Watts 3 months ago from Juliette, Ga

      @Mactavers you are right as well.

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      Victoria Watts 3 months ago from Juliette, Ga

      @Jay that is a very good question. Biblically speaking we were to all live by the same rules there would be tormoil because then the world be confused with not having nothing to fight over they would have no reason to go to war so they would then have to find another reason for which to fight amongst themselves. However I do like your thinking process on how you came up with that.

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      mactavers 3 months ago

      Common sense is also a part of critical thinking.

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      Jay C OBrien 3 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      I liked this. My main advice is for people to read broadly. If you are not willing to read the opinions of other people you are prejudice.

      We humans should agree to a basic set of Rules:

      do not harm another human, this includes yourself;

      avoid violence by being alert, using deception or moving away;

      help one another when we can;

      forgive others to end internal stress.

      If we apply the above rules to the leaders of the world what do we get?