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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
Hardcover, 385 pages
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.
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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. ...more
Seth Meyers
Nov 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The mind can be improved by reading, listening to lectures, conversation, and meditation. Also, an 80 page collection of insights on training children. Very practical.

I can’t tell if Watts' Logic or this volume deserves first place.
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Amy Meyers
Oct 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
#LitLife192021 "A Book on Education or Literature" or "A Book in a Genre You Don't Normally Read" or "Lesser-Known Book by a Well-Known Author"
This is excellent, especially the remarks on humility.

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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.
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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 of Reason in
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