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    Default NF seeking book recommendation RE: logic, decision making, or critical thinking...

    I'm looking to strengthen the rational side of my personality, so I'd love any book recommendations that y'all may have. I've read a bit about cognitive biases, so am more interested in an overview of logic, decision making, or critical thinking. Given that this subject area isn't my strength, though, I'm open to any and all suggestions.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Not a book, but a very good summary on the matter:
    [youtube="4MooGE6FwaY"]How to think[/youtube]
    [youtube="UE3gStXl1V0"]How to think[/youtube]
    [youtube="OEp-uL8fEJg"]How to think[/youtube]

    In terms of books, Mortimer J. Adler is a good starting point. I'd recommend:
    How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization
    Ten Philosophical Mistakes

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    Free from Project Gutenberg: Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll


    Or, learn a programming language.

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    Have you considered studying math? You could use a site like Khan Academy to review/learn just about any topic in mathematics you could think of.
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    Lol so you want another person to tell you how to think critically?

    Id second learning a programming language...it gives you a platform from which you can structure thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xisnotx View Post
    Lol so you want another person to tell you how to think critically?

    Id second learning a programming language...it gives you a platform from which you can structure thought.
    Not everybody has been practicing Ti since birth.

    I'd say the language is not leading to synergies unless u r in IT so take a look at your life and think how you can integrate this in a way that leads to some kind of value creation.

    language, chemistry problems, math problems, GMAT, etc.

    But my impression is that most of higher edu is Te-Fi, not Ti (independent, original, own vs. somebody else's T).

    Alternatively, have an affair with a Ti-dom (I hear ISTPs are pretty good-looking + NFs like affairs = synergy)

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    The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose
    Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein

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    Thanks everyone for the recommendations... I can't wait to do some of the reading y'all recommended.

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