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Relinquish the emotion which rests upon a mistaken belief, and seek to feel fully that emotion which fits the facts. If the iron approaches your face, and you believe it is hot, and it is cool, the Way opposes your fear. If the iron approaches your face, and you believe it is cool, and it is hot, the Way opposes your calm. Evaluate your beliefs first and then arrive at your emotions.
 
Relinquish the emotion which rests upon a mistaken belief, and seek to feel fully that emotion which fits the facts. If the iron approaches your face, and you believe it is hot, and it is cool, the Way opposes your fear. If the iron approaches your face, and you believe it is cool, and it is hot, the Way opposes your calm. Evaluate your beliefs first and then arrive at your emotions.
|[[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]|[http://yudkowsky.net/rational/virtues Twelve Virtues of Rationality]}}
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Contrary to the stereotype, [[rationality]] doesn't mean denying emotion. When emotion is appropriate to the reality of the situation, it should be embraced; only when emotion isn't appropriate should it be suppressed.
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/go/why_truth_and/ Why truth? And...]
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2006/12/vulcan_logic.html Vulcan Logic] by [[Wikipedia:Hal Finney (cypherpunk)|Hal Finney]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hp/feeling_rational/ Feeling Rational]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/59/spocks_dirty_little_secret/ Spock's Dirty Little Secret] by P.J. Eby
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==External links==
  
Your emotions are the things that allow you to decide if outcomes are good or bad. Contrary to the popular idea, rationality doesn't mean denying emotion. When emotion is appropriate to the reality of the situation, it should be embraced; only when emotion isn't appropriate should it be suppressed. The thing to note is that your emotions should judge outcomes, not processes.
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLgNZ9aTEwc The Straw Vulcan], a talk introducing rationality, by [http://lesswrong.com/user/Julia_Galef/ Julia Galef] ([http://lesswrong.com/lw/90n/summary_of_the_straw_vulcan/ summary])
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
*[[Truth]]
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*[[Alief]]
*[[Rationality]]
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*[[Truth]], [[Rationality]]
 
*[[Litany of Tarski]]
 
*[[Litany of Tarski]]
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*[[Hollywood rationality]]
  
==Blog posts==
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/go/why_truth_and/ Why truth? And...] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2006/12/vulcan_logic.html Vulcan Logic] by [[Hal Finney]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/04/feeling_rationa.html Feeling Rational] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/59/spocks_dirty_little_secret/ Spock's Dirty Little Secret] by [[pjeby]]
 
 
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Relinquish the emotion which rests upon a mistaken belief, and seek to feel fully that emotion which fits the facts. If the iron approaches your face, and you believe it is hot, and it is cool, the Way opposes your fear. If the iron approaches your face, and you believe it is cool, and it is hot, the Way opposes your calm. Evaluate your beliefs first and then arrive at your emotions.

Contrary to the stereotype, rationality doesn't mean denying emotion. When emotion is appropriate to the reality of the situation, it should be embraced; only when emotion isn't appropriate should it be suppressed.

Blog posts

External links

See also