Virtues of rationality

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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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