What are some of the real world concepts we need to get a handle on in order to read or learn with intelligence (e.g necessary versus sufficient, as in
June 13, 2006 1:06 PM   Subscribe

What are some of the real world concepts we need to get a handle on in order to read or learn with intelligence (e.g necessary versus sufficient, as in "these conditions are necessary but not sufficient") ?

What are some of the real world concepts we need to get a handle on in order to read or learn with intelligence (e.g necessary versus sufficient, as in "these conditions are necessary but not sufficient") ?


There is a lot of noise out there. It would be good if we have a mental checklist to categorize information we come across.

If you like , it would be a list about the myths or the confusion we fall into in thinking about something.

The list will probably include concepts such as :

1. necessary versus sufficient, as in "these conditions are necessary but not sufficient" .

2. movement does not mean motion, e.g. "Just because you are busy doing something does not mean you are busy living a life worth dying for."


I am NOT looking for a list of fallacies in arguments .

Can you think of anything else?

Thanks a million.

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posted by studentguru to Education (2 answers total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: This is way too open-ended. Try again next week with something specific and more focused.

 
This seems like a hideously broad question. "What concepts do we need to understand in order to be intelligent"? Can you narrow this down into some sort of real-world applicability, or something?
posted by occhiblu at 1:08 PM on June 13, 2006


Correlation =/= causality
posted by OmieWise at 1:18 PM on June 13, 2006


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