Hey everybody this is my first post.
I don't know how or when I figured it out, but at some point I learned to be consistent with my logic. If I state an ideal, then I must be able to carry that idea out to its logical conclusion and be able to defend that. To me, that's a fundamental characteristic of any true philosophy (even bad ones).
Rand Paul recently did this with Bernie Sanders who constantly says people have a "right" to health care, etc. He explained that saying people have a right to health care is basically saying you believe in slavery and think you should be able to force someone to perform labor on your behalf, etc.
My question is, I don't know where I learned this (but it probably wasn't until I was well into my 20s). And I wonder if there's a book that teaches how to be logically consistent in this way with philosophy. For most people, they cannot grasp how to do this.