Notes by Autumn Light

On Hebrew, English, translation, editing, and more—by Jonathan Orr-Stav

What is the best way to raise children who are critical thinkers?

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(My answer to this question at

Get them to read Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll (yes, that Lewis Carroll):


It teaches one a simple method for critically evaluating arguments (in the sense of logical claims). I read it when I was fifteen, and it gave me independent means of becoming a critical thinker, and above all, a critical listener.

Try to get this edition—it’s friendlier than others.



Author: יונתן אור-סתיו | Jonathan Orr-Stav

Hebrew-English translator, editor, author. מתרגם עברית–אנגלית, עורך באנגלית, וסופר.

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