Deductive Logic/Clear Thinking curriculum

Clear ThinkingEdit

Think clearly.

This clear thinking curriculum is being developed as part of the Applied Wisdom curriculum to help people become more accurate and consistent in their thinking.

Reading this essay on the Height of the Eiffel Tower can provide a good starting point for these studies.

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These courses are available now and establish the core of the curriculum:

Courses in this curriculum address common core standards requirements for: Standards for Mathematical Practice » Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

The following courses are proposed but yet to be developed:

  • Forecasting with Bayes’ Theorem — Integrating Evidence
  • Clarifying Probabilities — Using Natural Frequencies
  • Understanding Risk — Exposure to loss
  • Apportioning Blame — Analyzing Cause and Effect
  • What There Is — Know what is real
  • Inductive Logic — Evaluating expectations
  • Cognitive Errors and Distortions — Circumventing Occlusions
  • Rhetoric — Appraising the allure
  • Analyzing Real Arguments — Evaluating rhetoric

Until the courses in this curriculum are complete, students may benefit from the courses now available in the Khan Academy Critical Thinking curriculum.


The following references are likely to be used in developing courses in this curriculum.