(PRWEB) August 07, 2017
Casey Roberts, a writer and critic, has completed his new book “Critical Thinking: The Use of Reason and Rationality,” a thought-provoking series of essays on diverse topics relevant to modern American society.
Roberts shares, “The educational system in the United States is structured in a way that discourages independent thought, impeding unfettered investigation that is in contrast with the state-approved curriculum. Quiet obedience and blind acceptance are required from young students, and questioning the teacher seems to be in the discussion only when applied to professors, some of the time. If a student isn’t encouraged to raise objections throughout their middle and high school years, it is unlikely that the student will suddenly begin to question a professor. Doubt and skepticism should be the engine that drives education; unfortunately, fact memorizing has become the status quo measurement of being an educated person. Socrates said that you’re only educated once you’ve realized how ignorant you are, and the only way to find that out is by doubt and skepticism. This type of dysfunction is one of many areas in our society that is causing self-deterioration.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Casey Roberts’s book offers philosophical musings on a variety of issues facing the United States today.
Roberts concludes stating, “In today’s world, we are expanding our understanding, not only of what we don’t know, but also how much more there is to know. If we continue to look at the world through the distortion of ancient myths and superstition, we will stop progressing and see the world through a burdening and damaging filter. This book delves deep into how we can eradicate ourselves from mental confinement. The education of children is under attack. They don’t have the tools they need to be successful. Public education is rotting away, but we are not powerless to stop this. Corruption, greed, and violence is rampant in our political structure. It’s getting worse every day, and it can be mended only by change within the system. To affect change, we must unite under a common cause . . . critical thinking by using reason and rationality.”
Readers who wish to experience this thought-provoking work can purchase “Critical Thinking: The Use of Reason and Rationality” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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