Chapter 8. Critical Thinking as a Source of Respect for Persons: A critique

  1. Mark Mason Associate Professor Director Regional Editor President Programme Chair
  1. Christine Doddington Senior Lecturer Faculty Director member Associate Director

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306774.ch8

Critical Thinking and Learning

Critical Thinking and Learning

How to Cite

Doddington, C. (2008) Critical Thinking as a Source of Respect for Persons: A critique, in Critical Thinking and Learning (ed M. Mason), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306774.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Author Information

  1. University of Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181075

Online ISBN: 9781444306774



  • critical thinking as a source of respect for persons;
  • rationality and critical thinking forming ‘an ideal appropriate to all education’;
  • emphasis on rational autonomy in educational aims - critical thinking as a priority;
  • critical thinking - culturally or context specific;
  • version of objectivity and reality;
  • Heidegger's insistence on sign-like quality of things - encountered in lived experience;
  • Heidegger stressing our relationship with the world - that colour' our sense;
  • curriculum we need - richness and primacy of sense, perception and embodied personal thinking


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