In this two-part DVD, Hans and Nathaniel Bluedorn teach the basics of identifying logical fallacies, while at the same time making logic accessible, fun and memorable for the student. Each part is fifty minutes long, and address the basics of clear thinking.
Part One is titled Learning to Think Logically. Hans and Nathaniel demonstrate how to spot propaganda and fallacies on TV and the Internet. They introduce ways parents and students can combat the illogic around them,explain common errors in reasoning, and recommend books for learning more about logic.
Part Two is titled Using Your Thinking Toolbox. Hans and Nathaniel show how to look at both sides of a controversial topic in orderto decide which is right. Topics include how to spot a scientific hoax, opposing viewpoints in history, and tools for scientific thinking.
Our Honest Opinion:
While the content is solid in this DVD, the presentation is not that great. It's basically a video of a workshop seminar; the speakers are not always articulate; the filming cuts off many of the presentation slides, including ALL of the comics referenced in the talk. This is most likely due to copyright issues, but it definitely affects the quality of the seminar. Checking out reviews on both Amazon and CBD, we find it gets an average of a little over two stars. The Bluedorn's books are excellent, and we suggest just using those instead.
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