Thinking as a Science


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(4.3 stars; 83 reviews)

Written in a conversational style that will appeal to the younger person as well as seasoned professional, "Thinking as a Science" is timeless classic. Through eleven chapters, the last being a descriptive, annotated bibliography, Henry Hazlitt systematically takes the step-by-step on the process of introducing logic and context into the thinking process. The rather long chapter on "Reading and Thinking" clarifies several notions on where one needs to understand where mere knowledge acquisition ends and using reading the stimulate thinking begins. For an individual who was largely self taught, Hazlitt's contribution to the process of thinking is a must-read.(Summary by Chiquito Crasto) (4 hr 37 min)

Chapters

01 The Neglect of Thinking 11:22 Read by Diana Robinette
02 Thinking with Method 46:32 Read by Chiquito Crasto
03 A Few Cautions 19:52 Read by Chiquito Crasto
04 Concentration 34:18 Read by Chiquito Crasto
05 Prejudice and Uncertainty 35:02 Read by Chiquito Crasto
06 Debate and Conversation 6:22 Read by Chiquito Crasto
07 Thinking and Reading 57:18 Read by Chiquito Crasto
08 Writing One's Thoughts 16:29 Read by Chiquito Crasto
09 Things Worth Thinking About 33:26 Read by Chiquito Crasto
10 Thinking as an Art 12:01 Read by Chiquito Crasto
11 Books on Thinking 4:30 Read by Chiquito Crasto

Reviews

a racist book on superiority

(1 stars)

ch. 3: "assuming the negro race is ... to the white race ..."

This was a great book with some ideas to really think about.

(5 stars)

great book

(5 stars)

easy to follow, clear reading and accent. thanks chiquito

mandatory reading for anyone.

(5 stars)

excellent reader. thank you for doing this.

amazing

(5 stars)

Fantastic subject matter. A classic in the field.

Very thought provoking book.

(4.5 stars)

Enjoyed this book.