From a reader, to whom I’d like respond: Yes, feminist philosophers teach critical thinking! And I’ve long been frustrated by the ‘selection’ of texts in critical thinking and informal logic. I appreciate Wanda Teays’ work, but I’d prefer to have multiple choices of texts connecting critical thinking with these urgent sociopolitical questions, rather than having to choose either Teays’ work or something so broadly written that we’re primarily batting around the probability that you picked a white block from a box with white and black blocks. I loved stats, I still do, but surely we can do other crucial sorts of work in the same texts? Request for readings and company follows
I just wondered if people are as frustrated as I am at the selection of texts in critical thinking and informal logic? I keep getting new titles from publishers that encourage students to “think about weird things” and find “The two errors in the title of this book” — there is almost nothing about social identity, intersectionality, white privilege, or residual and implicit bias. I proposed such a book to a major publisher but the response was “that would really just suit a niche market in ‘urban’ schools!!” Aside from Wanda Teays “Critical Thinking from a Multicultural Perspective” there is little out there. Are many feminist philosophers teaching Critical Thinking or Informal Logic?