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Wisdom or certainty?

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Both wisdom and certainty are valuable, but if you have one, you can’t have the other

Whenever we decide to spend money on something, we are doing what economists call… 1,482 more words

Behavioural Economics

The Rational Voter: Voter Information & Vote Choice

With the 2016 Presidential Election just 19 days away, this seems an appropriate juncture to pause and consider what it means to cast an informed and rational vote. 3,628 more words


The Brains Blog

The Brains Blog is a blog on the philosophy of mind run by John Schwenkler, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, and a group of philosophers from across the globe. 47 more words


Rationality - What, Why and How

A while ago – back before I knew anything about the concept of “rationality” – a good friend recommended a book to me. Well, not an actual published book, but rather a… 987 more words

Cognitive Science

On Rationality

When it comes to our behavior, we have a tendency to rationalize, finding order and justification for our actions. When we maintain a contradictory belief and behavior, often times we naturally change one or the other. 428 more words


Who will YOU be the FOOL to Vote for? Trump or Clinton?: the Perspective from a Professor of Mathematics

You probably may have heard some people, not just some but some perceived to be of intellectual calibre say “America is at it’s worse point because it has been given two wrong alternatives to select from in the year 2016’s election. 716 more words


Bearing False Witness - Book Review

I just finished listening to three books by Rodney Stark, Bearing False Witness, Triumph of Faith, and How the West Won.  Here is just a brief review of the first book. 433 more words