DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
The place of logic and critical thinking in commerce education.
Sir. Guhlam Ali Kirio
AFAQUE AHMED (02) M.Com Previous
The term logic is used quite a lot, but not always in its technical sense. Logic, strictly speaking, is the science or study of how to evaluate arguments and reasoning. Logic is what allows us to distinguish correct reasoning from poor reasoning. Logic is important because it helps us reason correctly without correct reasoning, we don’t have a viable means for knowing the truth or arriving at sound beliefs.
As a general rule, critical thinking involves developing some emotional and intellectual distance between yourself and ideas whether you’re own or others in order to better evaluate their truth, validity, and reasonableness. Critical thinking is an effort to develop reliable, rational evaluations about what is reasonable for us to believe and disbelieve. Critical thinking makes use of the tools of logic and science because it values skepticism over gullibility or dogmatism, reason over faith, science of pseudoscience, and rationality over wishful thinking. Critical thinking does not guarantee that we will arrive at truth, but it does make it much more likely than any of the alternatives do.
Application Of Logic:
As we know logic is called the science of sciences because its help is required in every science. The aim of every science in its own sphere is to attain valid thought, and this aim can be achieved only by an application of the principles of logic. Hence every science depends on logic. The validity of the conclusions of every science ultimately rests on logical principles. Logic is