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A Brilliant Propagandist

Friday, November 15th, 2019

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.” –from “War […]

The “At Risk Fallacy” and Homeschooling

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Because there have been a few cases of child abuse in homes where the parents claimed to be homeschooling, therefore the state claims that all homeschooling families must be regulated in some way. This is called the “At Risk Fallacy” — If there is even the chance that something can happen or that one person […]

Russian Translation of The Fallacy Detective and Teaching the Trivium

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Now available — the Russian translation of The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning. Coming soon! Russian translation of Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style. Go here to purchase the Russian translation of The Fallacy Detective.

Logic Gallery by David Marans

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Logic Gallery, by David Marans, is a history of logic. There are 171 full-page entries, century by century, for the primary contributors to logic, from Aristotle to the present. For each, there are quotations, a bio, and several seldom-seen images. The Open Access pdf is here and the print edition here. All royalties from the […]

Sale on The Fallacy Detective this week

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Sale on The Fallacy Detective this week. We have 20 copies of The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning at a price of $15 each (free postage — U.S. addresses only). These are all new, undamaged copies. Message us at our Fallacy Detective Facebook page to order.

Apply logic to history — Critical Thinking in United States History

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. The 4-Volume Critical Thinking in United States History Series teaches students how to apply logic to history by analyzing and evaluating primary sources and questioning how to discern the reliability of historical texts. I consider this curriculum to be one of […]

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.

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