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

 

(My answer to this question at Quora.com)

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

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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.

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