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Me and Logic

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Hello, this is from Zenie. I’d like to tell you more about my relationship with logic and thank you for The Fallacy Detective. When I  first read The Fallacy Detective, I was reconnected with a world that I’d never experienced since I was 7. In my first few years of school, I was alone with […]

Logic: 6 Elements of the Perfect Brainstorm

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Critical Thinking Toolbox: How to Brainstorm by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn Brainstorming is an essential part of critical thinking and a tool that people use to invent an idea, find a solution to a problem, or answer a question. Like: naming a puppy, or . . . Prehistoric Man: “I wonder why all the […]

Hilarious Logic

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Dear Nathaniel and Hans, Just wanted to let you guys know… YOU’RE HILARIOUS!! I was an elementary school teacher at a Christian school for a few years, but started hanging around with homeschooled families in my church and realized many things about education. Now I am a private homeschool tutor. I work with 7 children […]

Review of The Thinking Toolbox

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Review of The Thinking Toolbox on Amazon I am a homeschooling mom, and this school year has been very memorable because of the addition of two great books, The Fallacy Detective and The Thinking Toolbox, to our curriculum. I am amazed at how much my children and I learned from reading these books a few […]

Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

Monday, January 13th, 2014

A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they’re often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don’t be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent […]

Arguments: Deductive Logic Exercises

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Arguments: Deductive Logic Exercises (1978) by Howard Pospesel and David Marans is now available for free here.

The Fallacy of Equivocation

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Equivocation exploits the ambiguity of language by changing the meaning of a word during the course of an argument and using the different meanings to support some conclusion. A word whose meaning is maintained throughout an argument is described as being used univocally. Consider the following argument: How can you be against faith when we […]

We’ve been nominated for a Practical Homeschooling Reader Award

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Trivium Pursuit is pleased to announce that our Christian Logic books and A Greek Hupogrammon have been nominated in the 2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards. If you would like to vote for your favorite homeschool products among those nominated, please click here. We’re included in two categories — Logic and Greek. Logic: Christian Logic series […]

Logic: Having a Brainstorm

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

by Hans Bluedorn Brainstorming is a process creative people use to invent an idea, find a solution to a problem, or answer a question. We are brainstorming whenever we spend time generating lots and lots of ideas that might help us solve a problem. Brainstorming is a useful thinking tool. It can be used by […]

Logic Gallery by David Marans

Monday, June 17th, 2013

David Marans’ Logic Gallery is a chronologically ordered collection of quotations on logic from the most important thinkers in western civilization — starting with Aristotle and ending with Tim Williamson. Each entry has one or two quotations from the works of that particular logician, a short bibliography, a portrait, a short biography, and a link […]

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