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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