I’m trying to build up a list of a few works (books & essays, but also movies or videos or, heck, K-Pop albums if they work) on the subject of critical thinking & how to approach it.
Thus far, I have:
The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl Popper
& … well, that’s it so far. I’m trying to stay away from the pop-sci authors like Malcolm Gladwell or even Carl Sagan’s work. If I weren’t being so strict, I might suggest the following:
The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The Art of Problem Solving by Russell Achoff (previously on BoingBoing)
The Ad & the Ego (documentary)
Killing Us Softly (documentary) by Jeane Kilbourne
Combating Cult Mind Control by Steven Hassan
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
Unfortunately, since I haven’t spent years studying the subject, I keep running into questions like, “Is David Hume generally considered an authority on this stuff these days or is his work obsolete?” or “Is Thomas Gilovich a good source or is he a fame-seeking professor like Steven Levitt?”
I also recognize that there are huge lacunæ in my approach to critical thinking; there’s no work that deals with how to digest the news, for example.
Does anyone know good works on approaches to critical thinking?