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''How to Actually Change Your Mind'' contains seven sequences of essays. These are all collected in the ''Rationality: From AI to Zombies'' ebook, but the essay names below are also linked to the original blog posts.
 
''How to Actually Change Your Mind'' contains seven sequences of essays. These are all collected in the ''Rationality: From AI to Zombies'' ebook, but the essay names below are also linked to the original blog posts.
  
==F. Politics and Rationality==
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===F. Politics and Rationality===
 
:57. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gw/politics_is_the_mindkiller/ Politics is the Mind-Killer]
 
:57. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gw/politics_is_the_mindkiller/ Politics is the Mind-Killer]
 
:58. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided]
 
:58. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided]
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:66. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jd/human_evil_and_muddled_thinking/ Human Evil and Muddled Thinking]
 
:66. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jd/human_evil_and_muddled_thinking/ Human Evil and Muddled Thinking]
  
==[[Death Spirals and the Cult Attractor]]==
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===I. Seeing with Fresh Eyes===
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:87. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/j7/anchoring_and_adjustment/ Anchoring and Adjustment]
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:88. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k3/priming_and_contamination/ Priming and Contamination]
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:89. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k4/do_we_believe_everything_were_told/ Do We Believe Everything We're Told?]
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:90. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k5/cached_thoughts/ Cached Thoughts]
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:91. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k6/the_outside_the_box_box/ The 'Outside the Box' Box]
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:92. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k7/original_seeing/ Original Seeing]
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:93. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/j1/stranger_than_history/ Stranger Than History]
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:94. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k9/the_logical_fallacy_of_generalization_from/ The Logical Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence]
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:95. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ic/the_virtue_of_narrowness/ The Virtue of Narrowness]
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:96. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k8/how_to_seem_and_be_deep/ How to Seem (and Be) Deep]
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:97. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jx/we_change_our_minds_less_often_than_we_think/ We Change Our Minds Less Often Than We Think]
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:98. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ka/hold_off_on_proposing_solutions/ Hold Off On Proposing Solutions]'''
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:99. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/s3/the_genetic_fallacy/ The Genetic Fallacy]
  
Most important posts:
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===J. Death Spirals and the Cult Attractor===
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:100. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ The Affect Heuristic]
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:101. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lh/evaluability_and_cheap_holiday_shopping/ Evaluability and Cheap Holiday Shopping]
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:102. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/li/unbounded_scales_huge_jury_awards_futurism/ Unbounded Scales, Huge Jury Awards, & Futurism]
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:103. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lj/the_halo_effect/ The Halo Effect]
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:104. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lk/superhero_bias/ Superhero Bias]
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:105. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ll/mere_messiahs/ Mere Messiahs]
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:106. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lm/affective_death_spirals/ Affective Death Spirals]
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:107. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ln/resist_the_happy_death_spiral/ Resist the Happy Death Spiral]
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:108. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lo/uncritical_supercriticality/ Uncritical Supercriticality]
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:109. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lr/evaporative_cooling_of_group_beliefs/ Evaporative Cooling of Group Beliefs]
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:110. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ls/when_none_dare_urge_restraint/ When None Dare Urge Restraint]
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:111. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lt/the_robbers_cave_experiment/ The Robbers Cave Experiment]
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:112. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lv/every_cause_wants_to_be_a_cult/ Every Cause Wants to be a Cult]
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:113. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lz/guardians_of_the_truth/ Guardians of the Truth]
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:114. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/m0/guardians_of_the_gene_pool/ Guardians of the Gene Pool]
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:115. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/m1/guardians_of_ayn_rand/ Guardians of Ayn Rand]
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:116. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/m4/two_cult_koans/ Two Cult Koans]
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:117. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/m9/aschs_conformity_experiment/ Asch's Conformity Experiment]
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:118. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ma/on_expressing_your_concerns/ On Expressing Your Concerns]
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:119. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mb/lonely_dissent/ Lonely Dissent]
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:120. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/md/cultish_countercultishness/ Cultish Countercultishness]
  
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ The Affect Heuristic]
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===G. Against Rationalization===
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lj/the_halo_effect/ The Halo Effect]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/lm/affective_death_spirals/ Affective Death Spirals]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ln/resist_the_happy_death_spiral/ Resist the Happy Death Spiral]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/lo/uncritical_supercriticality/ Uncritical Supercriticality]'''
 
 
 
==[[Seeing with Fresh Eyes]]==
 
 
 
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/j7/anchoring_and_adjustment/ Anchoring and Adjustment]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k3/priming_and_contamination/ Priming and Contamination]
 
* ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/k4/do_we_believe_everything_were_told/ Do We Believe Everything We're Told?]''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/k5/cached_thoughts/ Cached Thoughts]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k6/the_outside_the_box_box/ The 'Outside the Box' Box]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k7/original_seeing/ Original Seeing]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k9/the_logical_fallacy_of_generalization_from/ The Logical Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k8/how_to_seem_and_be_deep/ How to Seem (and Be) Deep]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jx/we_change_our_minds_less_often_than_we_think/ We Change Our Minds Less Often Than We Think]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ka/hold_off_on_proposing_solutions/ Hold Off On Proposing Solutions]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ma/on_expressing_your_concerns/ On Expressing Your Concerns]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/s3/the_genetic_fallacy/ The Genetic Fallacy]
 
 
 
==Noticing Confusion==
 
 
 
(Heavy overlap with [[Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions]].)
 
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/if/your_strength_as_a_rationalist/ Your Strength as a Rationalist]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ih/absence_of_evidence_is_evidence_of_absence/ Absence of Evidence ''Is'' Evidence of Absence]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/il/hindsight_bias/ Hindsight Bias]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/im/hindsight_devalues_science/ Hindsight Devalues Science]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/iw/positive_bias_look_into_the_dark/ Positive Bias: Look Into the Dark]
 
 
 
==Against Rationalization==
 
  
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/he/knowing_about_biases_can_hurt_people/ Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/he/knowing_about_biases_can_hurt_people/ Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People]'''
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** ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/57/the_sacred_mundane/ The Sacred Mundane]''
 
** ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/57/the_sacred_mundane/ The Sacred Mundane]''
  
==Against Doublethink==
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===Against Doublethink===
  
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k0/singlethink/ Singlethink]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k0/singlethink/ Singlethink]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1o/dont_believe_youll_selfdeceive/ Don't Believe You'll Self-Deceive]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1o/dont_believe_youll_selfdeceive/ Don't Believe You'll Self-Deceive]
  
==Overly Convenient Excuses==
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===Overly Convenient Excuses===
  
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gq/the_proper_use_of_humility/ The Proper Use of Humility]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gq/the_proper_use_of_humility/ The Proper Use of Humility]'''
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mp/0_and_1_are_not_probabilities/ 0 And 1 Are Not Probabilities]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mp/0_and_1_are_not_probabilities/ 0 And 1 Are Not Probabilities]
  
==Letting Go==
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===Letting Go===
  
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hp/feeling_rational/ Feeling Rational]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hp/feeling_rational/ Feeling Rational]

Revision as of 18:50, 28 May 2015

How to Actually Change Your Mind is the second book contained in the ebook Rationality: From AI to Zombies, by Eliezer Yudkowsky. It is the edited version of a series of blog posts in "the Sequences", and covers the ultra-high-level penultimate technique of rationality: triumphing over confirmation bias and motivated cognition.

How to Actually Change Your Mind contains seven sequences of essays. These are all collected in the Rationality: From AI to Zombies ebook, but the essay names below are also linked to the original blog posts.

 

F. Politics and Rationality

57. Politics is the Mind-Killer
58. Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided
59. The Scales of Justice, the Notebook of Rationality
60. Correspondence Bias
61. Are Your Enemies Innately Evil?
62. Reversed Stupidity is Not Intelligence
63. Argument Screens Off Authority
64. Hug the Query
65. Rationality and the English Language
66. Human Evil and Muddled Thinking

I. Seeing with Fresh Eyes

87. Anchoring and Adjustment
88. Priming and Contamination
89. Do We Believe Everything We're Told?
90. Cached Thoughts
91. The 'Outside the Box' Box
92. Original Seeing
93. Stranger Than History
94. The Logical Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence
95. The Virtue of Narrowness
96. How to Seem (and Be) Deep
97. We Change Our Minds Less Often Than We Think
98. Hold Off On Proposing Solutions
99. The Genetic Fallacy

J. Death Spirals and the Cult Attractor

100. The Affect Heuristic
101. Evaluability and Cheap Holiday Shopping
102. Unbounded Scales, Huge Jury Awards, & Futurism
103. The Halo Effect
104. Superhero Bias
105. Mere Messiahs
106. Affective Death Spirals
107. Resist the Happy Death Spiral
108. Uncritical Supercriticality
109. Evaporative Cooling of Group Beliefs
110. When None Dare Urge Restraint
111. The Robbers Cave Experiment
112. Every Cause Wants to be a Cult
113. Guardians of the Truth
114. Guardians of the Gene Pool
115. Guardians of Ayn Rand
116. Two Cult Koans
117. Asch's Conformity Experiment
118. On Expressing Your Concerns
119. Lonely Dissent
120. Cultish Countercultishness

G. Against Rationalization

Against Doublethink

Overly Convenient Excuses

Letting Go

See also

Alternative formats