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Its to devolep Logical thinking we do all the math and science problems , Keep solving puzzles, elementary maths problems , and reasoning problem that way you can improve your ability to think. there is nothing like you dont have its a skill that can be devoleped
Originally posted by Maneesh Godbole: ... Either you have it in you or don't.
There might be people for whom "logical" thought patterns don't come naturally, but I think they can learn those patterns. The problem is, that's the easy part, and it's not enough.
The first real challenge is for them to recognize when they need to switch gears and employ those learned patterns instead of relying on their "native" (intuitive or emotional) response. This is difficult because of a chicken/egg paradox: The choice to use logic (when it doesn't come naturally) is itself a logical decision, and it's not even something that would occur to them. It's like relying on a computer to tell you when to turn the computer on. So they need to train themselves to use these skills even when it doesn't seem appropriate or necessary.
But even if they learn logical thinking patterns and "force" themselves to use them, the biggest hurdle remains. Can they trust these conclusions when the results contradict their intuitive or emotional response? Here again, there is a paradox, because if logic is not their natural approach, then accepting logical conclusions requires a certain "faith." And where does that come from?
Originally posted by Akhilesh Trivedi: But first how to think? :roll:
Few years back I read couple of chapters from Teach Yourself How To Think. Bono is the legend of this field. Although majority of his books are written in an academic way, but still they are good to read material. [ November 14, 2008: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh: [QB]
Few years back I read couple of chapters from Teach Yourself How To Think. Bono is the legend of this field. Although majority of his books are written in an academic way, but still they are good to read material.
I see a lot of recommendations for Bono, but Bono is a proponent of Lateral Thinking:
Lateral thinking is about reasoning that is not immediately obvious and about ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic.
Since the OP is asking about logical thinking, Bono is probably not the best source to recommend. I took a course in logic back in my college days (the philosophy kind, not the electronic kind) and we started with Aristotle's fallacies and wound up doing trigonometric proofs.
mathematics is the best way to improve your logic. I think one should always be in touch of mathematics...like solving small aptitude problems or solving puzzles.Playing mind games also helps improve your logic.
Very high on the list should be getting aerobically fit! It does amazing things for the brain - probably has to do with blood flow and so on
Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
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Have Good Vacation every year to refresh yourself and reenergize Dont do more than 8 hours of day to maintain good Quality of work engage in physical activity, swim, aerobics anything keep some time for yourself in day apart from work to relax and refresh Solve puzzles , math
Step 2) Develop the patience to unravel fallacies. After all, if you are discussing an engineering problem with somebody that uses fallacies to support their position, then you cannot move forward until you have first unravelled the fallacy.
Step 3) Teach your boss about fallacies. That way, your boss can discern between those that are engineers and those that are not. And then fire those that are not.