Seeing with Fresh Eyes
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” (on self-deception) and “Seeing with Fresh Eyes” [this sequence] (on the challenge of recognizing evidence that doesn’t fit our expectations and assumptions).
- Anchoring and Adjustment
- Priming and Contamination
- Do We Believe Everything We’re Told?
- Cached Thoughts
- The “Outside the Box” Box
- Original Seeing
- Stranger than History
- The Logical Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence
- The Virtue of Narrowness
- How to Seem (and Be) Deep
- We Change Our Minds Less Often Than We Think
- Hold Off On Proposing Solutions
- The Genetic Fallacy