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