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The Book on Common Sense: How to Get Common Sense Even if You Don't Know What It Is

Narrated by: Christopher Scott
Length: 48 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Philosophy

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What is common sense? Whatever you want to learn about common sense this book has it. It's the complete common sense education. There're common sense examples, lack of common sense examples, and common sense quotes. You'll learn what common sense is, how to improve common sense and logic, and how to make common sense decisions. If you want to improve common sense, or understand it better, this book will help you.

Common sense, no nonsense, horse sense, moral sense, what is common sense? It's not an easy question to answer. Google doesn't have an answer. As a matter of fact, not only has it proven extremely difficult to define, but it's even harder to replicate. Despite all the technological advancements in computer processor speeds and mega-computers, researchers have been unable to use artificial intelligence to replicate the common sense of an eight-year-old. Not even technology can replicate common sense. I think that kind of speaks to the divine nature of it.

President James Madison said, "Philosophy is common sense with big words." In some ways the meaning of common sense is as much philosophical as it is practical. It comes back to the fundamental nature of knowledge, how things are understood. But it's also a practical matter of rational thinking: the ability to look at raw facts or events, make observations, and draw accurate conclusions.

The philosopher Voltaire said, "Common sense is not so common." That was way back in the 1700s, and we see even less of it these days. Common sense isn't so common. That's at least partially true, and we see it play out every day as opinions are made based on emotion instead of logic and reason. We're in a time where debate is virtually unheard of. It's created a lot of division and chaos and not a lot of people offering solutions.

So even today in the age of abundant information, common sense is as important as ever. Maybe even more so. The people who have it are gifted with a powerful talent. It provides a perspective and ability to think and rationalize on a level that's really not very common anymore. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes." In other words, it's one thing to have all the knowledge and facts, but it's another thing to be able to use it.

©2018 Christopher Kunkel (P)2019 Christopher Kunkel

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