The study of logic doesn’t actually teach a person to think—people do that intuitively and instinctively. Rather, instruction in logic teaches a person to think in an ordered and, thus, careful manner.

Logic can be defined as “the principles of correct reasoning.” Mastery of these principles helps a person to order their thinking consistently so they can arrive at truthful, rational conclusions. And since logic can help a person arrive at a rational destination, then analogously one can think of the principles of logic as a type of GPS or navigational system that guides one’s thoughts.

A Rational Navigational System

Here I offer three ways that logic’s system of order can serve to guide one’s path and help a person arrive at a reasonable journey’s end. The following points specifically reflect logic’s ability to organize and discipline a person’s thinking.

#1: Think It Through

In thinking about any subject it…

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