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":
... 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 money could have been better spent on ... reappraisal of the piece the most recent critical work on the memorial has described it as a "work of the highest quality and distinction" ...
... 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 the ratio R/t, where R is ... If cut-outs are present in the cylinder, critical buckling loads as well as pre-buckling modes will be affected ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word critical:
“It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.”
—Marshall McLuhan (19111980)
“A third variety of drama ... begins as tragedy with scraps of fun in it ... and ends in comedy without mirth in it, the place of mirth being taken by a more or less bitter and critical irony.”
—George Bernard Shaw (18561950)
“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)