Fundamental Literacy Competence Needed for Critical Thinking
I have come to observe that people's mistaken judgments are usually resulted from their misunderstanding of the distinct implications embodied in language and print. Those judgments in turn trigger misbehaviors on their part. After years of persistent inquiry, I would like to bring to light here four types of function embodied in human languages and prints. They are identified as those associated with genuine reason, with personal conviction, with personal belief, or with interpersonal communication. An infallible recognition of these different functions of different languages and prints helps to lay the foundation of sensible critical thinking.