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The term '''Dark Arts''' refers to rhetorical techniques crafted to exploit human [[cognitive biases]] in order to persuade, deceive, or otherwise manipulate a person into irrationally accepting beliefs perpetuated by the practitioner of the Arts.
 
The term '''Dark Arts''' refers to rhetorical techniques crafted to exploit human [[cognitive biases]] in order to persuade, deceive, or otherwise manipulate a person into irrationally accepting beliefs perpetuated by the practitioner of the Arts.
 
==See also==
 
 
*[[Anti-epistemology]]
 
*[[Curiosity stopper]]
 
*[[Mind-killer]]
 
*[[Not technically a lie]]
 
*[[Inferential distance]]
 
  
 
==Blog posts==
 
==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/b1/persuasiveness_vs_soundness/789 Meta-commentary on this terminology]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/b1/persuasiveness_vs_soundness/789 Meta-commentary on this terminology]
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==See also==
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*[[Anti-epistemology]]
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*[[Curiosity stopper]]
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*[[Mind-killer]]
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*[[Not technically a lie]]
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*[[Inferential distance]]
  
 
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[[Category:Jargon]]
 
[[Category:Jargon]]
 
[[Category:Concepts]]
 
[[Category:Concepts]]

Revision as of 04:58, 29 September 2009

The term Dark Arts refers to rhetorical techniques crafted to exploit human cognitive biases in order to persuade, deceive, or otherwise manipulate a person into irrationally accepting beliefs perpetuated by the practitioner of the Arts.

Blog posts

Other links

See also