Dr. Mark Weinstein

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Educational Foundations

Dr. Mark Weinstein

Office: University Hall 2195
Phone: (973) 655-7041
Email: weinsteinm@mail.montclair.edu

         

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Degrees

  • PhD The City University of New York
  • MA The City College of New York
  • BA Brooklyn College

 

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Publications

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Edited Books 

Critical Thinking as an Educational Ideal, Conference 1992 Proceedings. Upper Montclair, NJ: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1994  (edited with W. Oxman).

Critical Thinking: Implications for Teaching and Teachers, Conference 1991 Proceedings. Upper Montclair, NJ: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1993  (edited with W. Oxman and N. Michelli).

Critical Thinking: Focus on Science and Technology, Conference 1990 Proceedings. Upper Montclair, NJ: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1992 (edited with W. Oxman-Michelli).

Critical Thinking: Focus on Social and Cultural Inquiry, Conference 1989 Proceedings. Upper Montclair, NJ: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1991 (edited with W. Oxman-Michelli).

Critical Thinking: Language and Inquiry Across the Disciplines, Conference 1988 Proceedings. Upper Montclair, NJ: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1989 (edited with W. Oxman-Michelli).

Fieldston Ethics Reader.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1988 (edited with B. Banu). 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Articles 

A Metamathematical Model of Emerging Truth, in Proceedings of the First World Congress on Unified Logic.

“Informal Logic and the Foundations of Argument,” forthcoming in Proceedings of the 2003 World Congress of Philosophy.

“A Perspective on Truth,” forthcoming in Reason Reclaimed Hampton Press, 2007

“Three Naturalistic Accounts of the Epistemology of Argument “ in Informal Logic, 2006 (26:1).

“A Metamathematical Extension of the Toulmin Agenda, in Arguing on the Toulmin Model: New Essays on Argument Analysis and Evaluation. Springer Verlag, 2006

“Emerging Truth: A Metamathematical Model, “in Computing and Philosophy, Associated International Academic Publishers, 2006.

Review of Freeman, Acceptable Premises. Informal Logic, vol. 24:3, 2005

“Toulmin and the Mathematicians.” The Uses of Argument: Proceedings of a Conference at MacMaster University, OSSA 2005.

“Ruminations on Philosophical Practice,” in International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 18:2, 2004 “Review Essay: Lorenzo Magnani, Abduction, Reason and Science, ”Studies in Philosophy and Education, 23, 2004.

“Logic in Context,” Proceedings of Informal Logic at 25, 2003.

“Looking at Clouds: Seeing North America,” Proceedings of Informal Logic at 25, 2003.

"If At First You Don’t Succeed,” Proceedings of the 5th ISSA Conference of Argumentation, 2003  

"Some Foundational Thoughts on Critical Thinking Practice,” in Critical Thinking and Reasoning: Current Theories, Research and Practice, Hampton Press, 2003.

“Exemplifying and Internal Realist Model of Truth,’ in Philosophica 69, 2002

Critical Review of Robert Pinto, Argument, Inferences and Dialectic.” Informal Logic, 22:2 (2002).

“A Critical Thinking Framework for Democracy” in The High School Magazine, April, 2000. "Truth and Argument," Proceedings of the 4th ISSA Conference of Argumentation, 1999

“Obedience,” “Tradition,” “Verbal Abuse,” and “Wrong.” Childrens’ Encyclopeia of Ethics and Values. 1998.

"Foundational Thoughts on Informal Logic as a Theory of Argument." Proceedings of the Tenth NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, 1998

"Review of Rethinking Reason."The American Journal of Psychology. 110:2 (Summer, 1997). "Decentering and Reasoning." Philosophy of Education 1996.

"Some Foundational Problems With Informal Logic and Their Solution." Proceedings of the George Mason Conference on Critical Thinking and Informal Logic. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 15: 4 (Summer, 1996).

"Logic." Philosophy of Education: An Encyclopedia.

"Social Justice, Epistemology and Educational Reform." Journal of Philosophy of Education. 29:3 (November, 1995).

"Critical Thinking: Expanding the Paradigm." Pedagogisch Tijdschrif,   XX:2 (March/April 1995.). Reprinted in Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 15: 1(Autumn, 1995).

"The Psycho-Logic of Race Prejudice." Analytic Teaching, 14:2. (April, 1994). Available as Resource

Publication, 3:1, Institute for Critical Thinking.

"Relevance in Context."Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Argumentation.

"What Pragmatism Demands." Philosophy of Education 1994.

"Informal Logic and Applied Epistemology" New Essays in Informal Logic (1994)."

"Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines."Proceedings of the First International Conference on Creative Thinking.

"How to Get From Ought to Is: Postmodern Epistemology and Social Justice."Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 13: 3&4 (April/May, 1994).

"Social Justice, Epistemology and Educational Reform." Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, 1994.

"Three Socratic Lessons." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines,  13:1&2 (Feb/March, 1994).

"The New York City Reasoning/Thinking Skills Program." Analytic Teaching, 14:1 (Nov. 1993) "Critical Thinking, Core Values and Character Education." Business Education Guide, Winter 93/94. "Faculty Development for Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines" 1993 Conference Proceedings of the Institute for the Study of Postsecondary Pedagogy (with W. Oxman).

"A Review of Stephen P. Norris, The Generalizability of Critical Thinking." Argumentation, 7:3. "Review of David Lamb, Discovery, Creativity and Problem-Solving." Journal of Philosophy of Education, 27:2 (Nov. 1993).

"Rationalist Hopes and Utopian Visions," in A. Thompson (ed.) Philosophy of Education 1993. Reprinted in Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines,  11:3 (April, 1993). 

"Critical Thinking: The Great Debate." Educational Theory, 43:1.

"Critical Thinking and One-Night Stands: a Reply to Scriven." CTNews, 11:2.

"Teaching is Critical," in W. Oxman, M. Weinstein and N. Michelli  (eds.)  Critical Thinking: Implications for Teaching and Teachers, Conference 1991 Proceedings. Upper Montclair, NJ: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1993.

"Reason and Refutation: a Review of Two Recent Books by Harvey Siegel." Studies in Philosophy and Education, 11, (1992).

"The Forest and the Trees: Reply to Siegel." Studies in Philosophy and Education, 11, (1992). "Assessment of Critical Thinking is Possible: Is it Also Desirable?" Outcomes Bulletin, 4:1, Winter 1991-92;  reprinted in Attanasio (ed) Expanding the Assessment Paradigm: The Curriculum and Beyond. Upper Montclair, NJ: Montclair State, 1993 (with W. Oxman-Michelli)

"Critical Thinking and Education for Democracy." Educational Philosophy and Theory ,  23:2. (1991). "Critical Thinking and the Goals of Science Education."Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines,  9:1 (February, 1992). Reprinted in W. Oxman-Michelli and M. Weinstein (eds.), Critical Thinking: Focus on Science and Technology, Conference 1990: Proceedings. Upper Montclair, NJ: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1992.

"Entailment in Argumentation," in van Eemeren et. al. (eds.). Proceedings of Second International Conference on Argumentation. Amsterdam: SICSAR, 1991.

"Review of Postmodern Education: Politics, Culture and Social Criticism, by Stanley Aronowitz and Henry A. Giroux." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 8:4 (December, 1991).

"Review of Costa and Lowery, Techniques for Teaching Thinking." Teaching Philosophy, 14:1, (March, 1991).

"Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines and Education: the Search for an Archimedian Point," in Proceedings, Celebration Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain. Reprinted as "Critical Thinking and Education: the Search for an Archimedian Point." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 7:4, (June 1991), and in M. Weinstein & W. Oxman-Michelli (eds.), Critical Thinking: Focus on Social and Cultural Inquiry, Conference 1989 , Montclair, NJ: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1991.

"Reason and the Child," in Philosophy of Education 1990. Normal, IL: The Philosophy of Education Society, 1991.

"Towards a Research Agenda for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking." Informal Logic , XII:3 (Fall 1990).

"Informal Logic and Applied Epistemology (first version)." Resource Publication, 3:4, Institute for Critical Thinking.

"Critical Thinking and Scientific Method." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 5:2 (March, 1990).

"Towards an Account of Argumentation in Science." Argumentation, 4:3. (July, 1990). "Review of Harvey Siegel, Educating Reason: Rationality, Critical Thinking and Education." Educational Studies, 20:4 (Winter, 1989).

"Critical Thinking and Character Education." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 3:4 (May, 1989). 

"The Faculty Development Program of the Institute for Critical Thinking." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 4: 3 (November, 1989)(with W. Oxman-Michelli).

"Philosophy in Pre-College: Observations on the Contemporary Scene." APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy,  88:2 (March, 1989).

"The Philosophy of Philosophy for Children: An Agenda for Research." Analytic Teaching, 9:1 (November, 1989).

"Critical Thinking and Moral Education." Thinking 7:3 (1988).

"Extending Philosophy for Children into the Curriculum." Analytic Teaching, (October, 1988). "Integrating Thinking Skills into the Schools," in J. Hoaglund (ed.), Critical  Thinking, 1986. Newport News, VA: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1988. Reprinted in Oxman, Michelli, Coia (eds.) Critical Thinking and Learning. Upper Montclair, NJ: Project THISTLE, 1993.

"Reason and Critical Thinking." Informal Logic, X:1 (Winter, 1988).

"Critical Thinking and the Work of Stephen Toulmin." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines,  2:4 (December, 1988)(with W. Oxman-Michelli).

"Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines,   2:3 (November, 1988).  Reprinted in  M. Weinstein & W. Oxman-Michelli(eds.), Critical Thinking: Language and Inquiry, Conference 1988 Proceedings. Montclair, NJ: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1989.

Critical Thinking in the Disciplines: An Ecological approach." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 1:3 (April, 1988).

"Some Thoughts on Lipman's Notion of 'Education for Judgment'." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines,  2:2 (October, 1988).

"Philosophy , Criteria and Scholarship." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines,  2:1 (September, 1988).

"Philosophy and Critical Thinking: A Personal Perspective." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines,  1:4 (May, 1988).

"Collegiate Models of Teaching for Critical Thinking." Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines,  1:3. (April, 1988)(with W. Oxman-Michelli).

"Reason and the Theory of Argument," in F.H. Van Eemeren, R. Grootendorst, J.A. Blair & C.A. Willard (eds.), Argumentation Across the Disciplines, vol. 2. Dordrecht: Foris Publications, 1987. "A Survey of Philosophical Thought in Children." Analytic Teaching, 7:2 (May, 1986) (with D. Cannon).

"Leading a Philosophical Discussion." Analytic Teaching, 7:2 (May, 1986). Reprinted in Williams, L., Lift Off to Wondering and Thinking.  Carlton, Australia: Curriculum Corp., 1992.

"Philosophy and the General Curriculum: The Map of Knowledge." Metaphilosophy, 17:4 (October, 1986).

"Formal Logic Reconsidered: The Lehman Program." CT News, (Fall, 1985). "McPeck, Philosophy and Education." Thinking, 6:2 (1985).

"Reasoning Skills: an Overview." Thinking, 6:1 (1985). Reprinted in Lipman (ed.) Thinking Children and Education. Upper Montclair, NJ: IAPC/Kendall/Hunt Pub., 1993 (with D. Cannon). Teaching Thinking in the Schools." Connection  (Spring, 1985). 

"Thinking Skills and Philosophy for Children: the Bethlehem Program." Analytic Teaching, 6:2 (April, 1985) (with J. Martin).

"A Review of District 24's Philosophy for Children Program." Thinking, 5:2  (1984)(with J. Orio & J. Martin).

"Review of Machina, K., Basic Applied Logic." Teaching Philosophy  (July, 1983).

"A Role for Formal Logic in Informal Logic Courses." Informal Logic Newsletter, IV:2 (May, 1982).

"Musclebuilding for "Strength" in Critical Thinking." Informal Logic  Newsletter, V:1 (December, 1982).

"A Bit More on Generalizing Philosophy for Children." Analytic Teaching, 5:1(November 1982)

"After Virtue: A Quest for Objectivity." Educational Theory, 32:1 (Winter, 1982)(with M. Prakash).

"Teaching Ethics in Secondary School." Analytic Teaching, 4:2 (November, 1982).

"Testing for Critical Thinking in the Elementary School." Thinking, 4:2 (1982)(with J. Martin).

"Working for the IAPC." Analytic Teaching, 4:1 (April, 1982).

 

Presentations

 International Society for the Study of Argument, University of Amsterdam, 2006, 2002, 1998, 1994, 1990, 1986

The Uses of Argument, Hamilton Ontario, 2005

First World Congress on Universal Logic, Montreux,  Switzerland, 2005

Conference on Computing and Philosophy Pavia, Italy, 2004

21st World Congress on Philosophy, Istanbul,  Turkey, 2003

Conference, Informal Logic at 25, 2003

Conference on Value Inquiry, 2003.

American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, 2003, 2002, 1989..

American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1986.  

American Philosophical Association, Central Division, 2001, 1990, 1989, 1988

South Florida Thinking Skills Conference, 2001

New Jersey Regional Philosophy Association, 1998, 1992, 1986. Tenth NCA/AFA Conference on Argumentation, Alta, UT, 1997

CUNY, Association of Reading Educators, 11th Annual Conference, keynote, 1996.

Philosophy of Education Society, 1996, 1994, general session; 1993, general session; 1990.

National Network for Educational Renewal: Partner School Conference, New York City, 1995.

Conference on Critical Thinking and Informal Logic, invited paper, George Mason University, 1995

Cultivating Critical Thinkers, Southern Utah University, keynote, 1995

Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, 1995, 1994, 1991

International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform, Sonoma State University, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991,1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985.

Annual Parents conference, Gifted Child Society, Montclair State University, 1995, 1994.

Sixth International Conference on Thinking, module coordinator, MIT, 1994

Critical Thinking and Education, University of East Anglia, 1994

First Intermountain Critical Thinking Conference, University of Nevada, 1993. 

First International Conference on Creative Thinking, plenary, University of Malta, 1993.

Third Annual Faculty College, NJICTL, 1993.

Critical Thinking as an Educational Ideal, plenary, Montclair State College, 1992.

Fifth Annual Conference on Critical Literacy, Critical Thinking, Chicago IL, 1992.

Third International Conference on International Development Ethics, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1992.

Third Annual National Montclair Assessment Conference, 1992

Instructional Applications of Critical Thinking, Miami/Dade Community College, 1992, 1991.

Keynote address, Excellence in Teaching and Learning: A Forum, Glassboro State College, 1992.

Reforming the Major, Association of American Colleges, Philadelphia, PA, 1992.

Workshop, National Assessment of College Student Learning, National Center for Educational Statistics, Washington DC, 1991.

American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, 1991, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986.

Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines: Implications for Teaching and Teachers, plenary, Montclair State College, 1991.

Thinking Skills Summit, Glassboro State College, 1991.

Northeast Region of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 1991.

The Intellectual Life: Critical Questions, Georgian Court College, 1991.

Learning Assistance in the 21st Century, Fordham University, 1991.

National Reading Conference, Palm Springs, CA, 1991

International Network of Philosophers of Education, London, 1990.

Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines: Focus on Science and Technology, plenary, Montclair State College, 1990.

Third Annual Conference on Critical Literacy, Chicago IL, 1990.

Fourth International Conference on Thinking, San Juan, PR, 1989.

Third International Symposium on Informal Logic, 1989.

Critical Thinking: Focus on Social and Cultural Inquiry, plenary, Montclair State College, 1989.

University Seminar for Moral Education, Columbia University, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1985.

Critical Thinking: Language and Inquiry Across the Disciplines, plenary, Montclair State College, 1988.

Conference on Critical Thinking, Christopher Newport College, 1988, 1987, 1986.

Northeastern Educational Research Association, 1988.

Philosophy for Children Symposium, University of Texas, San Antonio, 1988.

City-Wide Reasoning Skills Conference, New York City, 1987, 1986, 1985.

Conference on Philosophy for Children, Montclair State College, 1987.

Philosophy for Children: the Second Decade, Texas Wesleyan University, 1987.

Mid-Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society, 1987.

Association for Moral Education, 1986.

Institute for Moral Development, Harvard University, 1986

Long Island Philosophical Association, 1986.

 

Service

Professional Association Memberships

  • American Philosophical Association
  • Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking

Reviewer for the following professional journals

  • Studies in Philosophy and Education
  • Educational Theory
  • Informal Logic

Other Types of Reviews

  • I am a frequent reader for Cambridge UP.

Leadership Positions in Professional Organizations

  • Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking
  • American Philosophical Association

 

Awards 

No information available

 

Projects

Scholarly Interests and Specialties

  • Philosophy of education
  • Theory of reasoning
  • Argumentation theory
  • Epistemology
  • Informal logic
  • Philosophical logic
  • Artificial intelligence

Specialization

After long years of involvement with critical thinking in educational contexts I have deepened my focus to the foundations of reasoning and the epistemological foundations of argumentation.

 

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