Virtues of rationality
The twelve virtues of rationality were identified in an essay by Eliezer Yudkowsky.
- Curiosity - The burning desire to pursue truth
- Relinquishment - Of one's own preconceptions after considered evaluations
- Lightness - Be quick to follow the evidence
- Evenness - Require reasonable balances of evidence in reaching beliefs
- Argument - Don't allow other's arguments to go unchallenged
- Empiricism - Observation of evidence
- Simplicity - Basically Occam's razor
- Humility - You're fallible
- Perfectionism - Always seek a better answer
- Precision - See above
- Scholarship - Study many sciences
- The Nameless Virtue - The map is not the territory?