Personal-Progression #2

2.0
We each need to be able
to “behave”
in “negative” as well as in “positive” – ways.

This is because in peace-building times

as well as in the unwelcome event
of war-waging times
2.1
we need to thoroughly know both ourself and our enemy.
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2.3
Take, as an illustration, the odd-looking ‘case’ of
the mind-enabling non-fiction book
How To ‘Win’ Every Argument
by
Professor-of-Thinking-&-Reasoning
Dr Madsen Pirie.

PERSONAL-PROGRESSION #2.4
Pirie’s ‘point’ is
(“) Practice ‘spotting’ and countering other-people’s fallaciousnesss;
and you will better be able to ‘perfect’ your-own
true-factuality and honest-reasoning –

thus – “winning” ! (“)
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2.5
We may take one or two at a time of ” basics”/”foundations” –
right now with the groups of fallacies shown in
In-form-al Logical Fallacies
by
Logic-&-Reasoning Professor Van Vleet –
which will give us regular-progress in ‘spotting-fallaciousness’.
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There are Five (5) Groups of Fallacies, covered in 5 chapters.
There then follow 3 Appendices
I ‘Five Argument Forms’
II Exercises: in seven parts.
III Characteristics of Critical Thinking.
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We need to begin by “doing” as much as possible –
in contrast with “reading-as-many-pages=as=possible”.

By tackling the Appx II Exercises, one from each chapter in turn,
we can both
gain an immediately-today insight into the Fallacies
and start experiencing the Appx III ”

Here goes then –
Chapter One “Linguistic Fallacies”
1 Fallacy of Division:
“Kay lives in the wealthy part of town, so she must be wealthy”.

By tackling the Appx II Exercises, one from each chapter in turn,
we can both
gain an immediately-today insight into the Fallacies
and start experiencing the Appx III “Critical thinking is the careful analysis of beliefs, arguments, and positions in order to arrive at correct conclusions”

Consolidatorily:
We are each ongoingly ‘responsible’ for
both
(1)
our ‘lone-personal’
self-sustain-worthy-ing
Individual Human Development
and
(2)
our concentricly-environmental
“egalitarian-neighbourhood-group”
co-sustain-worthy-ing
Human Development .
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Foundations and Basics – being continued in future posts


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