THUNK – 135. Aumann’s Agreement Theorem & Arguing to Learn

Aumann’s Agreement Theorem suggests that rational folk shouldn’t be able to continuously disagree…so why do we?

-Links for the Curious-

Agreeing to Disagree (Aumann, 1976) –
(You might be intimidated to read the original paper, but it’s only 5 pages long!)

Are Disagreements Honest? (Cowen & Hanson, 2004) –

The Influence of Social Interaction on Intuitions of Objectivity and Subjectivity (Fisher et al, 2016) –

Rationally Speaking, Episode 143 – Scott Aaronson on Aumann’s Agreement Theorem (AAT) & its Implications –  

“Political Polarization in the American Public,” by the Pew Research Center –

“Are Toxic Political Conversations Changing How We Feel about Objective Truth?” (Fisher et al, 2018) –

Lesswrong’s entry on the AAT –

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