How To Be Smarter By Training Your Mind To Think Logically (Part 1 of 3): What is Logic?

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This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on how to be smarter by thinking more clearly and effectively

Part 1: [You are here] What Is Logic? 
Part 2: What is Truth?

Part 3: What is a Sound Argument? 

Did you know that traditionally in western culture, it was commonly understood that the study of logic should be at the core of a student’s intellectual development? For this reason, LOGIC WAS A FOUNDATIONAL SUBJECT.

Logic was one of the three pillars of the “trivium” that formed the foundation for a liberal arts education. The common view was that logic must be learned before any other particular science is learned.

And the reason why is simple, the study of Logic trains your mind to think properly, and thinking properly is essential for success in any academic area.

But nowadays it’s not like that.

It’s no secret that far too many Americans can’t think their way out of a wet paper bag. Thinking today is dominated by television culture.

Lacking any patience for, or training in, the history of Western thought, a lot of people today form opinions of great importance on the basis of a vague sentiment, slogan, or sound bite.

Please don’t let this happen to you.

The world could use a LOT more people who know how to think straight.

The world needs more people who can think with clarity and precision.

The study of logic is critical for proper intellectual formation.

In our Introduction to Logic course, we will help you get started learning this very important subject.

Click here to go to part II

Click here to get more information about how to get started in the study of logic.