Location

University of Windsor

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Paper

Keywords

definition, definition form, definition stance, definition content, concept, conception, equivocation, argument, bias, objectivity, critical thinking

Start Date

2016 9:00 AM

End Date

2016 5:00 PM

Abstract

This essay presents a three-dimensional analysis of definition (form, stance, and content) with application to making and evaluating definitions; teaching how to define; avoiding equivocation with "argument" and "bias"; and, using the concept-conception distinction, avoiding being deterred by the many definitions of "critical thinking", and seeing the usefulness of objectivity in everyday arguments in spite of existing conflict and confusion about aspects of objectivity.

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Definition: A Three-Dimensional Analysis with Bearing on Key Concepts

University of Windsor

This essay presents a three-dimensional analysis of definition (form, stance, and content) with application to making and evaluating definitions; teaching how to define; avoiding equivocation with "argument" and "bias"; and, using the concept-conception distinction, avoiding being deterred by the many definitions of "critical thinking", and seeing the usefulness of objectivity in everyday arguments in spite of existing conflict and confusion about aspects of objectivity.