Philosophy 21 - 2.2 Overcoming Cognitive Biases and Engaging in Critical Reflection

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Label the conditions that make critical thinking possible.
  • Classify and describe cognitive biases.
  • Apply critical reflection strategies to resist cognitive biases.

To resist the potential pitfalls of cognitive biases, we have taken some time to recognize why we fall prey to them. Now we need to understand how to resist easy, automatic, and error-prone thinking in favor of more reflective, critical thinking.

This lesson has no exercises.

The content of this course has been taken from the free Philosophy textbook by Openstax