“Expertise” is an Authoritarian Concept

Here’s the link for people who want to support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6600631     Experts get a lot of respect. They have high status in western culture, some of which is deserved. But being an expert doesn’t mean that you’re always right. Experts can see themselves as the information authorities; the high priests of...

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A Dream Inside a Locked Room

If anyone wants to support me on Patreon, here’s the link: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6600631     I’ve been learning a lot about emotions and psychology lately, and it’s made me think about philosophy. All three of these are connected, so it makes sense that the philosophy of cognition has been on my mind.     There are many perspectives on...

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Deconstructing “I Think, Therefore I am.”

If anyone wants to support me on Patreon, here’s the link: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6600631     Descartes, the 17th century French philosopher, offered a ton of profound wisdom. But like everyone does, he made mistakes. In my opinion, his famous assertion “I think, therefore I am,” is one of them. I’m not even close to the first...

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Elitists and Anti-Intellectuals Think the Same Way

    As I often say, people on polar opposite sides of various issues are often more similar than different. Extremists tend to not be neutral, open-minded, and accepting of the possibility of being wrong. They have unwarranted certainty, oversimplify their positions, and act as if people who disagree with them are delusional idiots.     In my opinion,...

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Don’t Multitask! Singletask!

    It’s easy to think that multitasking is a great idea. If you listen to a podcast while making supper, you can get two things done simultaneously, and save time, right? Who wouldn’t want to do that?     As it turns out, it’s probably a bad idea for everyone. I’m not a neuroscientist, but recent research seems to have shown that...

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From Delusional Believer to Delusional Believer

We all have unwarranted certainty about innumerable things. Critical thinking can help reduce ignorance, and make us less certain, but even learning and pondering can lead us to replace one ideology with another. This is what happened to me. I was raised as a Christian, and made an unwitting participant in that cult. I accepted this worldview until I was a...

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