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The twelve '''virtues of rationality''' were identified in an essay by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]].
 
The twelve '''virtues of rationality''' were identified in an essay by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]].
 
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== Summarised ==
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1. Curiosity - The burning desire to pursue truth
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2. Relinquishment - Of one's own preconceptions after considered evaluations
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3. Lightness - Be quick to follow the evidence
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4. Evenness - Require reasonable balances of evidence in reaching beliefs
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5. Argument - Don't allow other's arguments to go unchallenged
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6. Empiricism - Observation of evidence
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7. Simplicity - Basically Occam's razor
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8. Humility - You're fallible
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9. Perfectionism - Always seek a better answer
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10. Precision - See above
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11. Scholarship - Study many sciences
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12. The Nameless Virtue - The map is not the territory?
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
  
 
*[http://yudkowsky.net/rational/virtues Twelve Virtues of Rationality] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://yudkowsky.net/rational/virtues Twelve Virtues of Rationality] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]

Revision as of 08:02, 31 October 2016

The twelve virtues of rationality were identified in an essay by Eliezer Yudkowsky.

Summarised

1. Curiosity - The burning desire to pursue truth 2. Relinquishment - Of one's own preconceptions after considered evaluations 3. Lightness - Be quick to follow the evidence 4. Evenness - Require reasonable balances of evidence in reaching beliefs 5. Argument - Don't allow other's arguments to go unchallenged 6. Empiricism - Observation of evidence 7. Simplicity - Basically Occam's razor 8. Humility - You're fallible 9. Perfectionism - Always seek a better answer 10. Precision - See above 11. Scholarship - Study many sciences 12. The Nameless Virtue - The map is not the territory?

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