Excerpt from Practical Logic: Or the Art of Thinking Next to right and ble living, which is the highest thing to which man may aspire, may be placed the right thinking which is essential to such living. Logic, as the Science of the Laws of Thought, is very widely studied, in the higher schools, as an aid to the pupil in thinking; yet it is the settled conviction of many of the best educators that this Science, as it is ordinarily presented, does very little toward training to think or preparing for thinking. In short, there seems to be a growing feeling that it rather serves, in case of the average mind, to cram the memory and paralyze the thinking powers. The author of this volume shares to some extent in this conviction and feeling; hence the present attempt to construct a Practical Logic, by the use of which intelligent teachers may train inquiring minds to correct thinking. The only way to learn to think is by thinking; the only way of training a pupil to think is by making him practise thinking. Assuming the correctness of this principle, Logical Praxis is made the prominent and essential feature of the work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.