Thinking straight

“There's a mighty big difference between good, sound reasons and reasons that sound good.” - Burton Hillis

Stay calm in the face of stimulation and distractions (Calmness)
- state of relaxation, but alert and aware
- free from agitation, excitement, or disturbance
- soundness, rationality and healthiness of the mind

Use common sense and logic
- First principles, logical deduction, and dialectical method

Logic

Logical deduction
Beliefs and propositions prudent and of sound judgment
- classical trivium (also included grammar and rhetoric)
- principles of valid inference and correct reasoning
— inductive reasoning
— deductive reasoning

Common sense

Intelligibility
- comprehend (human mind)

Intelligible methods
- thinking itself
- the human mind reflecting

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