Difference between revisions of "Motivated skepticism"

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Revision as of 01:59, 27 September 2011

Motivated skepticism is the mistake of deliberately applying more skepticism to claims that you don't like (or intuitively disbelieve), than to claims that you do like. Because emotional disposition towards a claim isn't generally evidence about its truth, including it in the process of arriving at a belief means holding the belief partly for reasons other than because it's true.

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