Monday, 18 April 2011

The key to clear thinking (Part 1 of 6)

Consistency is the key to clear thinking. Aristotle described the principles of logical reasoning already in the year 345 B.C. Twenty four centuries later, his conclusions remain applicable.

Entities should be defined on the basis of their essential characteristics. Actions lead to consequences. Today's events are the result of previous occurrences. Those few principles govern reality.

When a man formulates his long-term objectives, he should strive to write them clearly and break them down into simple steps.

A comprehensive philosophy that cannot be summarized into a few sentences is of little practical use.

To be continued in the next post.


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