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The thinking person’s checklist

I’ve just finished reading Alan Jacob’s excellent How to Think: A guide for the perplexed1. At the end of the book he gives a little checklist. His book is much more about being a certain sort of person than doing a certain set of tasks, and some of what is below will only really make sense if you read the book but here you go anyway. A condensed guide on how to think. When faced with a provocation to respond to what someone has said, give it five minutes. Take…

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