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Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Other Virtues

Nobody can be a good reasoner unless by constant practice he has realized the importance of getting hold of the big ideas and of hanging on to them like grim death.

—Whitehead (1929, p. 91)

Now that I feel better I ought to think a little more and not to slop about being diffident or charming.

—E. M. Forster (1988, p. 114)

Nobel Laureates, captains of industry, cabinet ministers, school superintendents—any one of them is likely to end a commencement address or a discourse on the current crisis ...

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