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” [this sequence] speaks to this problem, followed by “Against Doublethink” (on self-deception) and “Seeing with Fresh Eyes” (on the challenge of recognizing evidence that doesn’t fit our expectations and assumptions).
- Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People
- Update Yourself Incrementally
- One Argument Against An Army
- The Bottom Line
- What Evidence Filtered Evidence?
- A Rational Argument
- Avoiding Your Belief’s Real Weak Points
- Motivated Stopping and Motivated Continuation
- Fake Justification
- Is That Your True Rejection?
- Entangled Truths, Contagious Lies
- Of Lies and Black Swan Blowups
- Dark Side Epistemology