How do you think assumptions might interfere with critical thinking?
t first glance, assumptions may not seem like they belong in the critical thinking process.
However, your assumptions are a key factor because they give you quite a bit to think critically about!
In your critical thinking, [ you need to take any assumptions you have and question them as you try to substantiate them or unsubstantiate them.
With critical thinking and assumptions, it's also
important to understand what an inference is and how it relates to the entire process.
Inference: A conclusion you come to in your mind based on something else that is true or you believe to be true
Assumption: Part of your belief system. Something you don't question. Your mind takes for granted that your assumption is true
Your beliefs (assumptions) cause you to come to conclusions (inferences). Your inferences then cause you to act accordingly.
Ex. If I walk toward you with my hand out and smiling, you'll probably infer that I intend to shake your hand.
Your assumption of my intent is based on similar experiences from your past.
Those past events formed your belief about such situations. ]
There are no new answers.