Clear Thinking

Once we learn to read deeply, we find the need to evaluate and expand upon what we’ve learned.

To this end, we learn to think more clearly by using the Trivium and other tools:

From Aristotle’s Organon via the Trivium

  • Deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Syllogisms and Aristotelian logic to understand and form propositions and arguments
  • Topics and dialectics as a means of wrestling with questions beyond the scope of scientific reasoning

Visualization tools

  • The Dialectic Bridge
  • Concept Mapping
  • Dramatization

Seeing ideas and propostions clearly allows even visual learners and kinesthenic learners to clarify their thinking.