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«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 the powerful decision-making strategy of via negativa and what it has in common with exploding whales and inner daemons.
An exploration of the power of good questions and five ways to ask them. From Story-eliciting Questions to the Columbo Method.
«As opposed to closed ones, open questions are much more likely to receive an elaborate answer. At least, that’s the rationale behind asking them.»
From grandmasters to drug dealers, people who make deft use of "theory of mind" can remain several steps ahead of their rivals.
«Every social interaction is a game of chess, trying to get inside someone’s head to navigate what they are thinking or what they will do.»
Here are some reasons for the natural human tendency to avoid or reject new information that runs counter to what you already know – and some tips on how to do better.
«confirmation bias. It’s the natural tendency to seek out information or interpret things in a way that supports your existing beliefs.»
As humans, our ability to make the right decisions is limited by the many constraints of our mind. One such constraint is the availability bias, our tendency to make judgments based on previous…
«When some piece of information is easily brought to mind, we incorrectly assume that it’s an accurate reflection of reality. This cognitive bias often leads to the illusion of rational thinking and, ultimately, to bad decisions.»
Our neurocircuitry is profoundly shaped by a lifetime of learning.
«differences in perspective»
A collection of the most interesting ideas on critical thinking, philosophy and storytelling to help you make better sense of the world.
«ANCHORING I’m about to ruin your day. A negotiation tactic that exploits the human tendency to make adjustments from our first point of reference.»
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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