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Current Articles

INQUIRY Vol. 31 No. 2 (Summer 2016)
Table of Contents

  • Fostering the Disposition to Think Critically and a Positive Attitude toward Science: The Results of a Successful Six-Year Study of an Innovative, General Education Integrated Science Course
    -Marcus Gillespie, Steven D. Koether, Michelle L. Lewis
  • Targeted Instruction in Critical Thinking Improves Dispositions
    -John D. Eigenauer
  • Critical Thinking Anxiety: Neurobiology of Pain and Cognitive Avoidance in Ethics
    -Izaak L Williams
  • Review of The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education Part VII “Social Perspectives on Critical Thinking”
    -Maria Sanders

Welcome


From the Editor's Desk
Frank Fair

Dear reader, I am back for the time being as Interim Managing Editor. Dr. David Wright and his wife decided to return to their home state of Indiana to be closer to family, so I will serve in the position until we find someone able and willing to replace him.

The good news is that there are three issues in the pipeline. The first is one that David is putting the finishing touches on, and I am grateful to him for bringing that work to completion from Indiana.

A second issue has Dr. Charles Carlson as a guest editor, and it harkens back to the origins of the journal in the Philosophy for Children (P4C) movement at Montclair State University. Charles spent part of a summer in a P4C seminar there, and he has been working with Dr. Claire Katz of Texas A & M in giving P4C workshops to area teachers and students. He has recruited number of people from the field to contribute their perspectives on the P4C enterprise.

Finally, another guest editor, Dr. John Eigenauer, is leading the process to put together an issue whose focus will be the Enlightenment period and its values, especially how those values are relevant to teaching and practicing critical thinking in today’s “post-truth” environment. We already have two contributors lined up, and expect to have several more before Christmas.

So stay tuned for some interesting and enlightening articles.


Frank Fair
Department of Psychology and Philosophy
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2447
Phone: 936-294-1509
Email: criticalthinking@shsu.edu