In these five screencasts (8 hours), I comments on The Dream of Reason by Anthony Gottlieb. Learn about different reading methods as I demonstrate RSVP (rapid, serial, visual presentation), skimming, text-to-speech, reading topic sentences, rapid skimming with text search, and regular reading. Learn to research side topics and pursue interesting tangents as I demonstrate it. Get a raw, unedited, inside look at my reading and thinking methods. And hear my philosophical thoughts on the material I read (the Aristotle and Heraclitus chapters) and on issues that come up like Alexander the Great, poor writing, or related material by Karl Popper.
I’ve learned a lot about how to do philosophy effectively, especially reading, writing and thinking. It’s complicated. And I now do lots of things well automatically without conscious attention. I figured out how to do them in the past, and refined them then, and no longer give them much thought unless a problem comes up. Due to the complexity, plus developing lots of knowledge in the past that isn’t on my mind now, it’s hard to communicate everything I know to you. And even if I could write a list of 500 reading tips, it’d be hard for you to take in and use the information. Videos are one of the ways I try to show you what I do, so you can see for yourself and notice ways it’s different from what you do, and learn to use some of the things I do.
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