Critical may refer to:
- Critical (novel), a medical thriller written by Dr. Robin Cook
- Critical (song), a 1999 single by Zion I
- Critical Software, a company specializing in mission and business critical information systems.
- Critically Endangered, a risk status for wild species
- Critical, or intensive-care medicine
Other articles related to "critical":
... Critical rationalism is an epistemological philosophy advanced by Karl Popper ... Popper wrote about critical rationalism in his works, The Open Society and its Enemies Volume 2, and Conjectures and Refutations ...
... In the US, reviews were also mixed but generally positive ... Andrew Leahey of Allmusic said that On a Clear Night marks a development from The Sound of White and that the second album combines "sass with sweet sentiment" although at times is "a bit too calculated" ...
... Most importantly, he gave Popper's critical rationalism a concise, broad-ranging formulation, even as a way of life ... there is no field of human activities where one should not be critical ... Thus he applied critical rationalism to the social sciences, especially to economics, politics, jurisprudence, and religion ...
... So it is customary to find the critical buckling load for various structures which are cylindrical in shape from pre-existing design curves where critical buckling load Fcr is plotted against ... If cut-outs are present in the cylinder, critical buckling loads as well as pre-buckling modes will be affected ...
... The Royal Artillery Memorial has continued to be the subject of much critical discussion ... The Times was critical, comparing it unfavourably to the Cenotaph, whilst The Daily Mail highlighted the cost of the monument, and argued that the ... led to a fresh reappraisal of the piece the most recent critical work on the memorial has described it as a "work of the highest quality and distinction" ...
Famous quotes containing the word critical:
“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“It would be easy ... to regard the whole of world 3 as timeless, as Plato suggested of his world of Forms or Ideas.... I propose a different viewone which, I have found, is surprisingly fruitful. I regard world 3 as being essentially the product of the human mind.... More precisely, I regard the world 3 of problems, theories, and critical arguments as one of the results of the evolution of human language, and as acting back on this evolution.”
—Karl Popper (19021994)
“The male has been persuaded to assume a certain onerous and disagreeable rôle with the promise of rewardsmaterial and psychological. Women may in the first place even have put it into his head. BE A MAN! may have been, metaphorically, what Eve uttered at the critical moment in the Garden of Eden.”
—Wyndham Lewis (18821957)