(from back cover)
Do You Really Think?
Ernest Dimnet, a witty, kindly and very wise continetal gentleman, with a hint of Voltaire in him, holds an informal conversation with the reader. He calls it The Art of Thinking. The result is a vivid enthusiasm for straight thinking.
The shadow of the textbook does not darken its pages, but in them the educator and the parent will find a small goldmine of useful lessons. Here you will find definite helps to thought which you can easily put to work. Ernest Dimnet shows you how to arrange the data in your mind, he gives you a real recipe for making the most of your abilities.
As you turn the pages of The Art of Thinking, you will find yourself interchanging experience with a noble and inspiring teacher-one who offers your wisdom with wit.
Professor John Dewey of COlumbia University says, "...the book is compact with the wisdom gathered in years of observation of himself and others."
1928. Contents: On thinking; How to estimate thought; Real thinking; Possibility of an Art of Thinking; Obsessions or Inferiority Complexes; Thought weakened by life; Living one's life; Living one's life on a higher plane; Elaboration of Data in the Mind; Creation; The root of creation. Idea; How we can get at our own ideas; Be yourself; Find yourself; and Literary production possible to all.