The definitive method against stupidity
What’s the point of thinking, of reflecting on the world around us, and how can we learn to think? This book answers both questions and shows us what some of the great thinkers who have preceded us have taught.
Thinking isn’t just a theoretical pastime. It helps us to combat prejudices, become aware of the logic traps used by politicians, publicists, and religious people so we don’t fall into them, and to understand the limits and possibilities of scientific breakthroughs.
But despite what current curricula and educational reforms assert, to think requires knowledge and learning. People often argue today about whether it’s better to be intelligent or to possess knowledge. The discussion is absurd because neither knowledge nor intelligence can advance without each other. Anyone who offers an opinion without learning, believing intelligence is more important than knowledge, can only put forward stupidities.