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 ...
... 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 directly caring ... Artillery memorial, in the 1980s has 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 ...
... 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 ... 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 the ... If cut-outs are present in the cylinder, critical buckling loads as well as pre-buckling modes will be affected ...
Famous quotes containing the word critical:
“If our entertainment culture seems debased and unsatisfying, the hope is that our children will create something of greater worth. But it is as if we expect them to create out of nothing, like God, for the encouragement of creativity is in the popular mind, opposed to instruction. There is little sense that creativity must grow out of tradition, even when it is critical of that tradition, and children are scarcely being given the materials on which their creativity could work”
—C. John Sommerville (20th century)
“It is a sign of our times, conspicuous to the coarsest observer, that many intelligent and religious persons withdraw themselves from the common labors and competitions of the market and the caucus, and betake themselves to a certain solitary and critical way of living, from which no solid fruit has yet appeared to justify their separation.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“I know that I will always be expected to have extra insight into black textsespecially texts by black women. A working-class Jewish woman from Brooklyn could become an expert on Shakespeare or Baudelaire, my students seemed to believe, if she mastered the language, the texts, and the critical literature. But they would not grant that a middle-class white man could ever be a trusted authority on Toni Morrison.”
—Claire Oberon Garcia, African American scholar and educator. Chronicle of Higher Education, p. B2 (July 27, 1994)