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A [[sequence]] on the ultra-high-level penultimate technique of [[rationality]]:  ''How to actually change your mind.''
 
A [[sequence]] on the ultra-high-level penultimate technique of [[rationality]]:  ''How to actually change your mind.''
  
Posts in this collection are scattered across widely ranging dates and times.
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Posts in this collection are scattered across widely ranging dates and times. The sequence has been broken down into subsequences:
  
==Blog posts==
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==[[Politics is the Mind-Killer]]==
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Most important posts:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gt/a_fable_of_science_and_politics/ A Fable of Science and Politics]
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* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/02/politics_is_the.html Politics is the Mind-Killer]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/h1/the_scales_of_justice_the_notebook_of_rationality/ The Scales of Justice, the Notebook of Rationality]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lw/reversed_stupidity_is_not_intelligence/ Reversed Stupidity is Not Intelligence]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lx/argument_screens_off_authority/ Argument Screens Off Authority]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ly/hug_the_query/ Hug the Query]
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==[[Death Spirals and the Cult Attractor]]==
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Most important posts:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ The Affect Heuristic]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lj/the_halo_effect/ The Halo Effect]
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* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/lm/affective_death_spirals/ Affective Death Spirals]'''
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ln/resist_the_happy_death_spiral/ Resist the Happy Death Spiral]
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* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/lo/uncritical_supercriticality/ Uncritical Supercriticality]'''
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==[[Seeing with Fresh Eyes]]==
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Most important posts:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/j7/anchoring_and_adjustment/ Anchoring and Adjustment]
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* '''[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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* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ka/hold_off_on_proposing_solutions/ Hold Off On Proposing Solutions]'''
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* ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/k4/do_we_believe_everything_were_told/ Do We Believe Everything We're Told?]''
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* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/k5/cached_thoughts/ Cached Thoughts]'''
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* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/m9/aschs_conformity_experiment/ Asch's Conformity Experiment]'''
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mb/lonely_dissent/ Lonely Dissent]
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==Noticing Confusion==
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(Heavy overlap with [[Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions]].)
  
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gq/the_proper_use_of_humility/ The Proper Use of Humility]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/he/knowing_about_biases_can_hurt_people/ Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People]'''
 
* The [[Politics is the Mind-Killer]] subsequence, especially:
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gt/a_fable_of_science_and_politics/ A Fable of Science and Politics]
 
** [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/02/politics_is_the.html Politics is the Mind-Killer]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hp/feeling_rational/ Feeling Rational]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/i9/the_importance_of_saying_oops/ The Importance of Saying "Oops"]
 
** ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gx/just_lose_hope_already/ Just Lose Hope Already]''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hu/the_third_alternative/ The Third Alternative]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ib/the_proper_use_of_doubt/ The Proper Use of Doubt]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/id/you_can_face_reality/ You ''Can'' Face Reality]'''
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/if/your_strength_as_a_rationalist/ Your Strength as a Rationalist]
 
* [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/ih/absence_of_evidence_is_evidence_of_absence/ Absence of Evidence ''Is'' Evidence of Absence]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/il/hindsight_bias/ Hindsight Bias]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/im/hindsight_devalues_science/ Hindsight Devalues Science]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/iw/positive_bias_look_into_the_dark/ Positive Bias: Look Into the Dark]
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==Against Rationalization==
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* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/he/knowing_about_biases_can_hurt_people/ Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ii/conservation_of_expected_evidence/ Conservation of Expected Evidence]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ii/conservation_of_expected_evidence/ Conservation of Expected Evidence]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ij/update_yourself_incrementally/ Update Yourself Incrementally]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ij/update_yourself_incrementally/ Update Yourself Incrementally]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ik/one_argument_against_an_army/ One Argument Against An Army]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ik/one_argument_against_an_army/ One Argument Against An Army]
* [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]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/j7/anchoring_and_adjustment/ Anchoring and Adjustment]
 
* ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/j8/the_crackpot_offer/ The Crackpot Offer]''
 
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/js/the_bottom_line/ The Bottom Line]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/js/the_bottom_line/ The Bottom Line]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jt/what_evidence_filtered_evidence/ What Evidence Filtered Evidence?]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jt/what_evidence_filtered_evidence/ What Evidence Filtered Evidence?]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jw/a_rational_argument/ A Rational Argument]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jw/a_rational_argument/ A Rational Argument]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jy/avoiding_your_beliefs_real_weak_points/ Avoiding Your Belief's Real Weak Points]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jy/avoiding_your_beliefs_real_weak_points/ Avoiding Your Belief's Real Weak Points]'''
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jz/the_meditation_on_curiosity/ The Meditation on Curiosity]'''
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kq/fake_justification/ Fake Justification]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kq/fake_justification/ Fake Justification]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kz/fake_optimization_criteria/ Fake Optimization Criteria]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/kz/fake_optimization_criteria/ Fake Optimization Criteria]
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* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/uy/dark_side_epistemology/ Anti-Epistemology]'''
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==Against Doublethink==
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/i4/belief_in_belief/ Belief in Belief]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k0/singlethink/ Singlethink]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/je/doublethink_choosing_to_be_biased/ Doublethink: Choosing to be Biased]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/r/no_really_ive_deceived_myself/ No, Really, I've Deceived Myself]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/s/belief_in_selfdeception/ Belief in Self-Deception]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1f/moores_paradox/ Moore's Paradox]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1o/dont_believe_youll_selfdeceive/ Don't Believe You'll Self-Deceive]
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==Overly Convenient Excuses==
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* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gq/the_proper_use_of_humility/ The Proper Use of Humility]'''
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hu/the_third_alternative/ The Third Alternative]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/19m/privileging_the_hypothesis/ Privileging the Hypothesis] (and its [[Privileging the hypothesis | requisites]], like [[Locating the hypothesis]])
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ml/but_theres_still_a_chance_right/ But There's Still A Chance, Right?]
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mm/the_fallacy_of_gray/ The Fallacy of Gray]
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mn/absolute_authority/ Absolute Authority]
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jr/how_to_convince_me_that_2_2_3/ How to Convince Me That 2 + 2 = 3]
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mo/infinite_certainty/ Infinite Certainty]
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/mp/0_and_1_are_not_probabilities/ 0 And 1 Are Not Probabilities]
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==Letting Go==
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hp/feeling_rational/ Feeling Rational]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/i9/the_importance_of_saying_oops/ The Importance of Saying "Oops"]
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** ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/j8/the_crackpot_offer/ The Crackpot Offer]''
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** ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gx/just_lose_hope_already/ Just Lose Hope Already]''
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ib/the_proper_use_of_doubt/ The Proper Use of Doubt]
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* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/id/you_can_face_reality/ You ''Can'' Face Reality]'''
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* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jz/the_meditation_on_curiosity/ The Meditation on Curiosity]'''
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k1/no_one_can_exempt_you_from_rationalitys_laws/ No One Can Exempt You From Rationality's Laws]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k1/no_one_can_exempt_you_from_rationalitys_laws/ No One Can Exempt You From Rationality's Laws]
* The subsequence on [[Seeing with Fresh Eyes]], particularly:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/o4/leave_a_line_of_retreat/ Leave a Line of Retreat]
** ''[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/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]'''
 
* The subsequence on [[Death Spirals and the Cult Attractor]], particularly:
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ The Affect Heuristic]
 
** [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]'''
 
* The Doublethink Subsequence:
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k0/singlethink/ Singlethink]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/je/doublethink_choosing_to_be_biased/ Doublethink: Choosing to be Biased]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/r/no_really_ive_deceived_myself/ No, Really, I've Deceived Myself]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/s/belief_in_selfdeception/ Belief in Self-Deception]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1f/moores_paradox/ Moore's Paradox]
 
** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1o/dont_believe_youll_selfdeceive/ Don't Believe You'll Self-Deceive]
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/uy/dark_side_epistemology/ Anti-Epistemology]'''
 
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ur/crisis_of_faith/ Crisis of Faith]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ur/crisis_of_faith/ Crisis of Faith]'''
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
* [[Politics is the mind-killer]]
 
 
* [[Locating the hypothesis]] and [[Privileging the hypothesis]]
 
* [[Locating the hypothesis]] and [[Privileging the hypothesis]]
 
* [[Litany of Gendlin]] and [[Litany of Tarski]]
 
* [[Litany of Gendlin]] and [[Litany of Tarski]]
  
 
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Revision as of 06:23, 16 October 2009

A sequence on the ultra-high-level penultimate technique of rationality: How to actually change your mind.

Posts in this collection are scattered across widely ranging dates and times. The sequence has been broken down into subsequences:

Politics is the Mind-Killer

Most important posts:

Death Spirals and the Cult Attractor

Most important posts:

Seeing with Fresh Eyes

Most important posts:

Noticing Confusion

(Heavy overlap with Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions.)

Against Rationalization

Against Doublethink

Overly Convenient Excuses

Letting Go

See also