Learning logic and acquiring the ability to think critically is not easy, though not impossibly difficult. I learned how to do these things by reading and "digesting" the works of novelist/philosopher, Ayn Rand. To get started on the proper, methodical path read her books of explicit philosophic essays "Philosophy: Who Needs, It?"- especially the Introduction and the first two chapters-and "The Romantic Manifesto"-especially the second chapter, Philosophy and Sense of Life. After reading and re-reading the first couple of chapters from each of those books, put them aside for a while and read her two epochally great novels--"The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged," in that respective order. Just as is true with any other context of knowledge, philosophy must be studied in a logically structured order...
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