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Rationality

Managing Excerptations: Adopting Appropriate Beliefs

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I started my blog to kick my non-writing habit. I've now got enough material to start blocking out a book (hooray!). So while I'm doing that, I thought I'd start a small series looking at some of the books that have influenced me. "Managing expectations" is one of my least favourite managerialisms. I cringe whenever I hear it....
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Managing Excerptations: Rationality

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I started my blog to kick my non-writing habit. I've now got enough material to start blocking out a book (hooray!). So while I'm doing that, I thought I'd start a small series looking at some of the books that have influenced me. "Managing expectations" is one of my least favourite managerialisms. I cringe whenever I hear it....
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Book Review

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I've just finished reading Keith E. Stanovich's excellent introductory text to rationality Decision Making and Rationality in the Modern World I learnt a lot more than I thought I would, which is always a happy surprise. It introduced to me two views of rationality: instrumental (what to do) and epistemic (what is true). I discovered that there is...
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