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Arguing well isn’t just about winning. A philosophical approach will help you and the other person get much more out of it
«the one who loses in a philosophical dispute gains more the more he learns»
The 5 enemies of rational thought.
The way we're taught critical thinking is terrible. Here's a different strategy to improving your ability to think clearly and make smart decisions.
A reflection on five thinking models to help you navigate the world of problem-solving and decision-making. If you know their limitations.
A reflection on Rapoport's Rules. It's the most effective way to criticise you've never tried (and probably for good reasons).
«You should mention anything you have learned from your target. Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.»
A breakdown of the five habits of the master thinker, practices worth cultivating proposed by a former CIA analyst.
«In summary, to earn the title of a master thinker we must develop the following five habits:»
A reflection on propaganda techniques; methods used to manipulate perception and opinion to further an agenda. But it's not that simple.
«Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) is a form of propaganda used to manipulate public opinion by creating a sense of, well, fear, uncertainty and doubt. Fear is a potent motivator. This is why it’s often popular with businesses and political groups as a means to discredit their opponents or spread false information»
An exploration of the Curse of Knowledge, a phenomenon that makes us lose touch with those who lack the wisdom we acquired five minutes ago.
«get out of your own perception and into someone else’s perspective»
Critical thinking is a whole lot harder than it looks.
«If you can begin to see the patterns in causes and their effects, you can start thinking ahead with insight. Ultimately, that’s the key to better decision-making.»
A collection of the most interesting ideas on critical thinking, philosophy and storytelling to help you make better sense of the world.
«Black Swan events are characterised by their extreme rarity, their severe impact, and the widespread insistence they were obvious in hindsight.»
Richard Feynman offers a list of seven tricks that you can use to quickly sort important from irrelevant information and focus on what matters.
«Tests to determine whether people who go on the day that they are not supposed to go are worse off or not have never been made by the astrologers.»
Behavioral economics has identified dozens of cognitive biases that stop us from acting 'rationally'. But instead of building up a messier and messier picture of human behavior, we need a new model.
Why updating the way we look at the world is so critical now, and so hard, and how we can get better at doing it.
Critical thinking is vital in our daily lives because it allows us to spot what we don't know and thus helps us make better decisions.
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