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Emotions take over the thinking process

When you have a strong emotion(eg. Shame), it can take over your rational thinking process. The thinking process will be co-opted to think up reasons to feel the emotions(eg. I'm feeling shame because I failed in my exams when I was a child) - its looking for some coherent explaination - not the truth.

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Published on Aug 12, 2021

Ulysses Contract

Know the list of areas that you will generally be biased in(eg. I have a tendency to have a positive bias) - so that you can be more mindful in those areas - or even figure out ways to limit your choices in those areas.

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Published on Aug 06, 2021

Hindsight Bias

People tend to think that events could have been easily predictable AFTER the outcome is clear. The certainty that people attribute to their predictions are much higher that it actually is.

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Published on Aug 06, 2021

Thinking in Bets

Beliefs are bets on the future.

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Published on Aug 06, 2021

Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias is the tendency to...

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Published on Aug 06, 2021

Self-Serving Bias

Self-Serving bias is a cognitive process to maintain a favorable perception of oneself. We tend to associate our good outcomes to our actions - but bad outcomes we attribute it to external factors. Eg. I got a 90% is maths because I studied hard - but I got a 20% in english because my teacher hates me.

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Published on Aug 06, 2021

Intuition in Philosophy

Intuition in philosophy is "an indirect way to grasp knowledge and morality". You intuitively know if an action is right or wrong - even though you can't work out why.

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Published on Aug 03, 2021

Epistemology

Epistemology means the theory of knowledge. Main questions in Epistemology are...

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Published on Aug 03, 2021

Chunking

When you can store a bunch of information in your working memory as one unit. Eg. 2,0,1,9 is four numbers - but 2019 is chunked into one recent year. You can hold more information if you can chunk it up. Education should give you lots of chunkable abstractions. Chunks can be handled better by System 1.

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Published on Jul 28, 2021

Thinking Fast and Slow

We have 2 modes of thinking...

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Published on Jul 28, 2021