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Define Your Terms

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. “If you wish to converse with me,” said Voltaire, “define your terms.” How many a debate would have been deflated into a paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms! This is the alpha and omega of logic, the […]

Pre-Logic Textbook for Age 12 and Free Logic Books

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Elsewhere we have discussed a suggested course of study for pre-logic and logic. You don’t learn to swim by jumping in the deep end first, and it is my opinion that children benefit from a progressive study of logic. Right now, I’d like to show you more details on just one of the books in […]

Trivium Pursuit Sale This Week

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Order $40 or more (not including shipping — media mail is usually around $5) from the Trivium Pursuit Catalog and choose one book from the following list. We only have one copy of each — all are new books, direct from Critical Thinking Press. Order early so you can get the book you want. Call […]

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.

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