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Critical Thinking 4 How to Evaluate Information and Judge Credibility

Critical Thinking 4 How to Evaluate Information and Judge Credibility

This chapter clarified the principles of charity and fidelity and explored the intricacies of assessing unusual claims. Our judgments of improbability depend on our background knowledge and the evidence available. When a claim is inconsistent with our background knowledge, we judge the claim to be improbable. Our most reliable source of information is our own observations, but when these are not available, then we turn to other sources of...

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