Christopher DiCarlo

BOOK DETAILS

FriesenPress
May 28, 2017
Nonfiction | Self-Help | Communication
126 pages
ISBN 978-1-525506-61-1
Hardcover, $25.99
ISBN 978-1-525506-62-8
Paperback, $13.99

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Dr. Christopher DiCarlo (Toronto, ON)

Philosopher, educator and author of Six Steps to Better Thinking

www.sixstepstobetterthinking.com

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EXPERTISE

  • Principal at Critical Thinking Solutions
  • Executive Director of The Critical Thinking Project
  • Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto
  • Visiting research scholar at Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Also author of How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass and A Practical Guide to Thinking Critically

ABOUT THE BOOK

In Six Steps to Better Thinking: How to Disagree and Get Along, Dr. Christopher DiCarlo outlines critical thinking skills developed over centuries by philosophers, mathematicians, logicians, scientists and writers and distills them into six steps that will empower readers to have meaningful discussions about important issues, disagree entirely and not hate the other person.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Christopher DiCarlo is a philosopher, educator and author. He has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences worldwide, and has published scholarly papers on topics ranging from bioethics to cognitive evolution. Dr. DiCarlo is a past Visiting Research Scholar at Harvard University in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of several awards including Canadian Humanist of the Year and TV Ontario’s “Big Ideas” Best Lecturer in Ontario Award. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Waterloo, and his M.A. and B.A. in philosophy from the University of Guelph.

Dr. DiCarlo is also the Principal of Critical Thinking Solutions, an educational consulting business for individuals, corporations and not-for-profits in both the private and public sectors. Dr. DiCarlo is the executive director of The Critical Thinking Project, an international education program that teaches students and teachers critical thinking skills. His program has been adopted in schools in Canada, Guatemala, Rwanda, Uganda and Ghana. Six Steps to Better Thinking (FriesenPress, 2017) is his third book for the general public, following How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass (Prometheus Books, 2011) and A Practical Guide to Thinking Critically (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2007). Learn more at www.sixstepstobetterthinking.com.

TALKING POINTS

  • Make America Civilly Disagree again
  • Post-truth politics: How conspiracy theories are used to further agendas
  • Structuring your argument for discourse with anti-vaxxers, climate change deniers, and flat Earthers
  • Be aware when someone is attempting to make their claim impervious to scrutiny and criticism
  • Understanding our biological vs. cultural biases
  • Finding common ground with others when you have extreme polar views

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