THUNK – 72. Logic (Critical Thinking, Pt. 1)

“Logic” isn’t just being reasonable; it’s a formal system of finding truth, like math. Why did nobody tell me?!

(Quick note: the Law of the Excluded Middle is omitted in this video, both for time & because I think it’s a little finicky to define in a way that won’t be misunderstood colloquially.)

-Links for the Curious-

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy summary of informal logic – plato.stanford.edu/entries/logic-informal/

A free Stanford course, “Introduction to Logic” – www.coursera.org/course/intrologic

“The State of Critical Thinking Today” – www.criticalthinking.org/pages/the-state-of-critical-thinking-today/523

The Wason Selection Task – www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNBzwwLiOUc

The THUNK video referenced in the beginning about philosophy courses in public schools – www.youtube.com/watch?v=znlmOlu9mTk

A YouTube series “100 Days of Logic,” brief 90-second segments about logical principles – www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZDY81utzzU&list=PLz0n_SjOttTcjHsuebLrl0fjab5fdToui&index=1

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