THUNK – 86. Cognitive Biases & the Socratic Method

Human thought has hundreds of hard-wired bugs. The Socratic Method gives us a fighting chance to overcome them.

-Links for the Curious-

Paper describing evidence & several implications of availability bias – people.umass.edu/biep540w/pdf/Tversky%20availability.pdf

Paper describing evidence & several implications of confirmation bias – landman-psychology.com/ConfirmationBias.pdf

Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

THUNK episode 73 on mental rigor – www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3uDwNUVieQ

THUNK episode 64 on the argumentative theory of human reason – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cduyyif7BVY

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