Watch the film 12 Angry Men - Look for Intellectual Virtues and Critical Reasoning Moves
If you want to see ethical critical thinking vividly displayed in stark relief against bias, myopia and group think, see the movie 12 Angry Men (I recommend the 1957 version. The acting and directing are magnificent). And then see it again and again periodically, given that it is a classic film with many layers, and hence deserving of our analysis and consideration.
Read about the film here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Angry_Men_(1957_film).
I was introduced to this movie in a social psychology course as a graduate student; Richard Paul and I viewed and explored its many levels through our years together. It was one of our favorite classics, to return to time and again. I could image a world in which all jurors were required to watch this film, and thoroughly analyze its significant meanings, before serving on a jury.
Keep in mind these questions when watching the film and afterwards please share your answers in response to this blog:
What intellectual virtues and critical thinking “moves” do you see displayed in the film? Elaborate and exemplify.
What forces are working against critical reasoning in this setting? Elaborate and exemplify.