Wondering where to start teaching your kids logic? Today on Home School Heartbeat, Biola Professor of Philosophy Doug Geivett tells HSLDA host Mike Smith about some helpful resources he recommends for parents.
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Today we’re concluding our program on teaching logic to your children. Now, we had Doug Geivett, professor of philosophy at Biola University with us this week. Doug, are there some resources you would recommend to our homeschooling parents for teaching logic?
Yes, Mike, I would suggest first of all that parents adopt a curriculum for themselves, to train themselves logically and critically. And, they've got eighteen years, under ideal circumstances, in which to equip themselves for what their children need. And they can start at the beginning, with very simple principles of logic. I recommend a book called Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking by D.Q. McIrney. And also, there is some great advice to parents in two books that were written by Isaac Watts, the great hymn-writer. One is called Logic: The Right Use of Reason in the Inquiry after Truth. And the other book, even better I think, is called The Improvement of the Mind: A Supplement to Logic. There are many practical helps in these books, written precisely for parents to help them in their equipping of their children in the life of the mind.
Doug, thanks so much for joining us on the program—you’ve given us a lot to think about. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.