The True Isn’t the Rational (Vol. 1)
Many of us were taught that if we were intellectually rigorous and honest, we’d approach the truth, but what if it wasn’t so simple? What if we can be wrong because we are intellectually disciplined? The Conflict of Mind will explore this possibility and argue that it is not enough to be a good thinker: we also need the right mental models. But even if our epistemology is advanced, there are problems we cannot escape.
Essays in this collection will explore topics like how what we believe is right is organized by what we believe is true, and yet our capacities to know the truth are essentially limited. We need falsification to think for ourselves without going mad, but not everything true is falsifiable. To avoid repeating history, we need to be motivated to change how we act, but ideas are never as motivational as experiences, and once we begin experiencing a repetition of history, it’s too late. We need philosophy to avoid bigotry and totalitarianism, but philosophy itself can become a source of bigotry and totalitarianism.
To live with a brain is to live with a problem, and if we solve the problem, we’ll lose our minds. The brain is a challenge that must instead be managed — learning how to manage it will require our very best. The hope of these essays is to help.
The Conflict of Mind: Major Epistemological Problems (The True Isn't the Rational Book 1)
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