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Rationality does not guarantee agreement, but we might get along better

I think we would all get along a lot better if we were rational, but not because we would all be in complete agreement if we were rational. Rationality is a tool for getting what we want. Rationality tells us how the world is, and what the results of our actions are likely to be. … Continue reading

Rationality Versus Rationalization

There’s something satisfying about carefully reasoning one’s way to a conclusion. To set aside one’s preconceived notions, decide on a new course of action, and to achieve reasoned confidence that one is doing the right thing. Unfortunately, this sort of reasoning is the exception rather than the rule. It’s not that we don’t give reasons … Continue reading