Project Logic – Prove It: How To Think Rationally by Katie Dicker

The Blurb On The Back:

Project Logic

Prove It!

Test and improve your critical thinking skills with Project Logic!  Challenge yourself with fun (and fiendish!) puzzles and then discover how critical thinking can help you solve everyday problems and issues.

Thinking rationally is about taking your time to organise your thoughts and to make informed decisions.  Learn how to boost your thinking skills with puzzles, challenges and activities and find out about brilliant rational minds from the past.  

PROJECT LOGIC – PROVE IT! was released in the United Kingdom on 9th March 2023.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

You can order PROJECT LOGIC – PROVE IT! by Katie Dicker from Amazon UK, Waterstone’s or UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

The Review (Cut For Spoilers):

Katie Dicker is a writer and editor specialising in children’s educational publishing.  Part of the PROJECT LOGIC SERIES this is a cracking guide to how to think logically and rationally for readers aged 8+ that mixes puzzles and examples and introduces philosophers and their ideas.  The puzzles are complex, there are challenges to perform afterwards together and a glossary of terms.  It’s a great introduction to the subject and well worth a look.

I picked this up thinking it would be a very simple book to read and review because, hey, how complex can a book for 8 year olds be, right?  However Dicker has created a surprisingly sophisticated book – the puzzles in particular (which I really thought I’d breeze through) actually require a lot of thought not because they’re difficult, but because they not obvious and I found the solutions really interesting.

In addition to rationality and logical thinking, the book covers confirmation bias, echo chambers, proof, finding patterns, and game theory.  There’s also a breakdown of some famous philosophers including Descartes, Socrates and Hannah Arendt and Dicker crams in lots of tips and hints and examples.

All in all, if you’re looking for a way to introduce your your reader to philosophy and logic and rational thinking then I think that this book is a cracking way to do it.  

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