Against Doublethink

Much of our reasoning process is really rationalization—story-telling that makes our current beliefs feel more coherent and justified, without necessarily improving their accuracy. “Against Rationalization” speaks to this problem, followed by “Against Doublethink” [this sequence] (on self-deception) and “Seeing with Fresh Eyes” (on the challenge of recognizing evidence that doesn’t fit our expectations and assumptions).

  1. Singlethink
  2. Doublethink (Choosing to be Biased)
  3. No, Really, I’ve Deceived Myself
  4. Belief in Self-Deception
  5. Moore’s Paradox
  6. Don’t Believe You’ll Self-Deceive

Dark Side Epistemology