I think so. Please check me on this.
I asked "Is quoting an authoritative source a useful or effective way to demonstrate that an assertion is sensible, reasonable or wise?"
You guys judged: "put on hold as primarily opinion-based"
Obviously, I don't think so...what about this - is that an opinion?
You have highlighted exactly what I just wrote to @PhilipKlocking: It's impracticable to discuss philosophy while ignoring the relevance of subjective interpretations as well as objective definitions.
I have no intention of being antagonistic, disrespectful or accusatory. I just want to work with people in ways that work as optimally as we can manage. I do admit that I'm tiring of arguing about this...
Speaking of ed psych, there's this, which you might consider relevant (or perhaps not...):
The ideal critical thinker is habitually inquisitive, well-informed, trustful of reason, open-minded, flexible, fairminded in evaluation, honest in facing personal biases, prudent in making judgments, willing to reconsider … diligent in seeking relevant information, reasonable in the selection of criteria, focused in inquiry, and persistent in seeking results which are as precise as the subject and the circumstances of inquiry permit. Thus, educating good critical thinkers means working toward this ideal” Facione, 1990, p. 2.
I appreciate the wok that you do, while deploring the restrictions which have been imposed.
Respectfully, with thanks for your attention. Mike