Transferability of Skills Across Domains
  • Author(s): Prof. Dr. Parin Somani
  • Paper ID: 1705137
  • Page: 365-372
  • Published Date: 21-10-2023
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 7 Issue 4 October-2023

The primary contention of this piece of writing is that we are able to tackle any problem and effectively reason in any field given that we have the capability of critical thinking and that this skill may be handed on from one individual to another. Even more frequently than they debate over the notion of critical thinking, professionals keep debating whether or not transferability is as important as critical thinking is. The author provides a survey of the most important ongoing debates on this topic, and there is a philosophical schism between the formalism (universalism) represented by Ennis (along with Siegel, Paul, and Norris), and the anti-formalism represented by McPeck (who follows in the footsteps of Toulmin and Wittgenstein). When the author takes into account the specific conditions that are faced by philosophers, she arrives at the conclusion that the presumption that critical thinking is built on universal principles that are capable of being transported from one area of study to another is incorrect. Instead, she contends that there are only a limited number of transferrable principles, and that it is necessary to verify these concepts through experimental research.


Critical Thinking, Anti-Formalism


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Prof. Dr. Parin Somani "Transferability of Skills Across Domains" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 7 Issue 4 2023 Page 365-372

Prof. Dr. Parin Somani "Transferability of Skills Across Domains" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 7(4)