Human beings are rational beings. Since the Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Europe, this simple fact has been a central assumption of scholars and thinkers and continues to be something we are taught from an early age.
But are we really as rational as we think?
Well, we’re actually far less rational in our daily behavior than we might suspect. …
Logic. It’s a concept most of us start to understand as toddlers, when we learn how one thing connects to another. A rainy day means we can’t go to the beach. Not eating our lunch means we get hungry. But logic holds far greater potential than merely providing straightforward explanations. It’s a tool we can use to explore complex issues in a meaningful way. We just have to learn how to use it.
In order to unlock the full potential of logic, we must first understand how it works.
So what exactly is logic?
Logic is the process of investigating, or constructing, a complex argument by asking questions. …