Critical Thinking: A Question of Aptitude and Attitude?

  title={Critical Thinking: A Question of Aptitude and Attitude?},
  author={Ana Mar{\'i}a Nieto and Carlos Saiz},
  journal={Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines},
  • Ana María Nieto, C. Saiz
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Education, Philosophy
  • Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines
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