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Teaching logic — an essential subject

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

You can now purchase individual chapters of Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style. This ebook is Chapter Six — Teaching Logic.

Logic — A Suggested Course of Study

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. I am preparing to teach an introduction to logic course to my seventh graders this fall, and all four of them are excited about it. I have never taught logic, and all that I have learned came from Martin Cothran’s Traditional […]

Logic and critical thinking are desperately needed in the prisons

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Dear Bluedorns, Logic and critical thinking are desperately needed in the prisons. There are so many conspiracy theories and so much bad propaganda passed around that learning something as simple as the informal fallacies is very helpful to the culture. I’ve […]

An introductory text on linear thinking and logical fallacies

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning Reviewed by Paul Wilson 2012 National Nobel Distinguished Science Educator Former State Science Education Curriculum Advisor Science Dept. Chair, Stratford High School Woody Guthrie once said, “Any fool can make […]

Why Study Logic?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Why Study Logic? Perhaps the most important thing to give your child to prepare him to confront this world is a firm grasp of logical thinking skills. Without this refined skill — the ability to reason correctly — his thinking is […]

A Logic Lesson; or, How Desperate People Argue

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Have you ever heard the word “fallacy?” A fallacy is the use of wrong moves in the construction of an argument — when you’re trying to convince someone of something. These wrong moves render your argument unsound. There are dozens of types of fallacies. Some fallacies are committed 1) intentionally to manipulate or persuade by […]

Reviewers Needed

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Looking for reviewers for the new edition of The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning. If you are a book reviewer, message me if you’re interested.

Analyze viewpoints, argue effectively, and test your beliefs and ideas

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Should Students be Taught to Argue Rationally? by Annie Holmquist “…Given the level of fallacious and emotional reasoning that takes place in discussions about elections or in everyday Facebook debates, it would seem that a lack of knowledge about reasoning skills […]

Propaganda: Are Americans Being Taken In By It? They are without the ability or tools to think through and analyze media messages

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. by Annie Holmquist After taking a hiatus from watching news programs for a while, a friend of mine recently turned on MSNBC. Following this experience, he said something along the following lines: “I’m done. I just can’t take it. The news […]

Should Students be Taught to Spot Logical Fallacies?

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Should Students be Taught to Spot Logical Fallacies? It would certainly come in handy during the political season… by Annie Holmquist As the particularly contentious and wild 2016 election marches toward November, an increasing number of articles have posed the question: […]

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