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The Improvement of the Mind: A Supplement to Logic: With a Discourse on the Education of Children and Youth

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This is the sequel to Logic. A disciplined mind is one of the most conspicuously missing things in our society. This book can help alleviate that malady. The subtitle of this book is, "Communication of useful knowledge in religion, in the sciences, and in common life." This is a lithograph of an 1833 edition printed in London which also contains "A Discourse on the Educati ...more
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Published by Soli Deo Gloria Ministries (first published June 1st 2004)
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Deanna
The "original" how to read a book. This book teaches read, write, discuss also known as learn, act, share. Covers mentoring, effective conversations, memorizing, learning a language, recognizing a weak argument or book, and lots more.

It's a free ebook on line. You should read it Stephanie, Heather, Celeste, Rachel, Karen. . . Just saying.
Becky Hintz
Dec 15, 2013 rated it liked it
A treasure trove of helpful, penetrating, and instructive gems buried in a mountain of words. If you want to find them, you'll need lots of patience and some skill in mining a text. In other words, this book is begging to be rewritten for today's typical reader.
Steve
May 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK. Dated but interesting and good in places. I never finished it as it was a bit long-winded.
Joshua George
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is made for studying. Reading it slow will reap the benefit of the instructions.
Enough knowledge in there for the voracious reader to apply to every aspect of their daily life.
Mfon Jacob
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent. Timeless.
Janice
Sep 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A church I was visiting had this on their book table and it caught my attention for two reasons: it was by the great hymn writer Issac Watts and as I teach at a classical school the logic part intrigued me. Watts has much to say to parents and teachers about education. I found his insights very helpful.
Kade
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good book

Good to read the truth from different minds. This book proves Isaac Watts someone gifted with truth from God (although our definitions on that subject might differ.)
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Isaac Watts was an English hymnwriter, theologian and logician. A prolific and popular hymnwriter, he was recognised as the "Father of English Hymnody", credited with some 650 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in use today, and have been translated into many languages.

Watts was the author of a text book on logic which was particularly popular; its full title was, Logic, or The Right Use
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“Once a day, especially in the early years of life and study, call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge.” 8 likes
“You should therefore contrive and practice some proper methods to acquaint yourself with your own ignorance, and to impress your mind with a deep and painful sense of the low and imperfect degrees of your present knowledge, that you may be incited with labor and activity to pursue after greater measures.” 3 likes
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