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Logical Thinking––An Objective Approach

Harry Binswanger

Presented at: CC 1990

Date: Jun 30, 1990

Training in the basic skill ignored by convention logic courses: the proper formation and use of concepts. The course focuses on conceptualization, definition, and hierarchical order the areas where illogic is most widespread and most disastrous. It is in these areas that Ayn Rand's revolutionary discoveries can most dramatically improve one's thinking. 

A combination of theory and extensive practical exercises on valid vs. invalid concepts ("package deals" and "anti-concepts"), a step-by-step guide to definition by essentials, the ultimate categories, the fallacies of "stolen concept" and self-exclusion, concretization and hierarchical reduction, and taking the "crow epistemology" seriously. 

anti-conceptspackage dealsepistemology

Parts: 4

Handout: none


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