Campus chapel visit should include a viewing of
the window of the seven liberal arts.
Interior of the Knowles Memorial Chapel.
Medieval knowledge based on the mastery of the seven liberal
arts which were:
|numbers & quantity
||sounds & notes
|how to say it
||what is said
|argumentation or debate
||knowledge of how arguments are made
Today, to distinguish fiction from fact,
or reality from virtual reality, demands a capacity to separate verity
uncertainty or truths from errors.
1. For accuracy, you must employ critical thinking
based on a method (means of discerning one thing from another) by either analytical versus synthetic thinking where
breakdown into parts in order to conjoin the pieces
is practiced to create a dialectic.
2. Any dialectic is essential to the practice of critical thinking
that is necessary to solve problems such as these involving technological
awareness and technical data:
A. Space shuttle report.
B. Health insurance.
D. Solvency of Social Security.
E. Senate Intelligence Committee Report on errors in US intelligence
F. 9/11 commission report on lapses in US security.
Our practice of critical
thinking is so necessary to solve problems through
exercising the capacity to discern noise from signals.
noise is ever-present (background); a term from radio broadcasting & listening–
signal refers to a distinct, but often difficult to determine, precise pattern in this background.
systematically examine and explain the relation of causes to
processing technical information is a primary goal of this course
on understanding how technology creates as many problems as it purportedly
Dialectical examples: Dewey's pragmatism | divergent arguments | solitude | means to know