Plato's Symposium Critical Analysis

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In my opinion, I think that Plato’s The Symposium conforms to the conceptualization of critical thinking proposed by Scriven and Paul but it also deviates from idea that critical reasoning is largely self-generated and self-centered as proposed by Scriven and Paul.

From the perspective of the methodology of how to incorporate critical thinking into the analysis of a certain subjects, both Plato’s The Symposium and Scriven and Paul’s Defining Critical Thinking emphasize on the intellectually and systematically process of careful evaluation of information collected from personal experiences, observations and individual beliefs.

An author from the New York Magazine suggested that a strange fact of human nature is that two people can experience exactly the same seemingly traumatic event and respond completely differently. It is plausible to me that people with contrasting backgrounds, unique experiences and different formal and informal education would hold a diverse range of opinions on the same subject. For instances, we can identify variegated responses on the subject of love through the vigorous speeches presented by the characters in The Symposium. Eryximachus, the doctor, being profoundly influenced by this medical background, said that love reconcile the
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It is clear that critical thinking is not a self-corrective because we need external input of idea, opinions, active discussion and exchange of knowledge to continuously refresh our mind, to sharpen our cognition, and to view things from new perspectives. Meanwhile, Scriven and Paul also stated that critical thinker strive never to think simplistically about complicated issues but Socrates encourages us to analyze issue through a holistic and appropriate

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