This post begins a series in which my son Ben, a high-school student, reports on his efforts to train himself to become a better critical thinker.
Ben Explores Modes of Persuasion
Ben explores the roles played by logic (logos), emotion (pathos), and connection (ethos) in how we think.
Ben Learns His Logic
Ben continues to learn how to become a critical thinker by grappling with logic.
Ben Argues His Case
Ben ties it all together with a discussion about his favorite topic: argumentation.
Ben Maps Things Out
Ben uses Toulmin maps to better understand who is the greatest in sports, as well as how to best fight against racism.