This was a Twitter thcheck out, now posted here, trying to reflect on, extfinish and reconstruct a talk I offered at ‘Inquiry Criticality’ Symposium at Leeds
CentreCelt in November 2019 around criticality/crucial reasoning in HE and also wider contexts

We frequently laud instrumental thinking, seeing a absence of it as socially dangerous, and desperately argue for students to ‘question more’. This seems choose an obvious truth. It is primarily welcomed as such with philosophy: that this is a discipline basedonsearching concerns. Socratic dialogues set this tone- and we are off. But to where? Might we reframework Socratic and other questioning techniques as futile at finest. From climate-adjust deniers, alternate facts and also the distrust of experts, to ‘dispute me’ Redditedge-lords, we must up our gameina much more advanced articulation of criticality that doesn’t add to these progress/species-endangering behaviours

The ‘change my mind’ and debate-me voices greatly don’t desire to adjust their mind, however desire to *win*, or indulge in a perdevelopmental display screen of contrarian, ‘edgy’ rhetoric.

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The ‘controversy me’ dudes are addressed in this short piece by
milesklee that I’d commend –

The ‘reply guy’ in some variants is framed as an effort to conflict – yet as in the piece by
chloebryan in (forms 5 and 7 of the 9 kinds of reply man seem to perhaps fit here?) – the men have arrived to *tell* women somepoint, and it’s pretty much from a dialogic undertaking that they engaging in.

Beyond this we see an additional demand to make spaces for voices, no matter exactly how transgressive, unwelcome, abusive or hurtful as not only a staple of Trump’s platcreate, yet mirrored very closely in Office for Student in the UK – a required ‘dispute me’ culture in Higher Education maybe?


It’s hard to think that ‘being critical’ isn’t a goal we should aspire to for our students, but we have to do much better. We can pausage here and also reflect on what we want critique for. What real dialogue is, and also that isn’t a surface performativity that alters nothing, and also isn’t open up to being readjusted itself.

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‘Marketarea of ideas’ is such a scrappy idea, that is supplied as though it’s a concept that is finish – quite than actually elevating myriad inquiries as to whose sector it is, what currency we pay in (attention?), whether we accept faulty and also misleading products, whether I am compelled to hear eexceptionally sales pitch, and that owns the stalls. Next time we are tempted to pop ‘crucial thinking’ as a finding out outcome for a course – we might want to think around what we actually intend, and have our criticality acquire some specificity.