Does one need to engage in critical thinking to study and understand philosophy? Why or why not?

Consider the evolution of critical thinking. Given its origins and nature, is it valid to describe all thinking as critical thinking? If so, should this stance be adopted? Why? If not, what differentiates between critical and non-critical thinking? Explain.

Does one need to engage in critical thinking to study and understand philosophy? Why or why not?

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