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The Art of Critical Thinking
Mark Twain once said: "if you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed; if you read the newspaper, you're misinformed." Begging the question: is there a way out of this dichotomy? Of course there is, it's called PPE 100. This class seeks to cultivate four fundamental academic skills: (i) active listening, (i) active reading, (iii) persuasive speaking and (iv) academic writing. Each session is about learning to think for yourself and to speak for yourself. We emphasize the value of engaging long-form journalism and cultural criticism. We will draw from a variety of resources: Lapham's Quarterly;The New Criterion; The Atlantic: The New Philosopher; The Point Magazine, The New Statesman.