536: Julia Galef | Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't

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Julia Galef (@juliagalef) is the host of the Rationally Speaking podcast, co-founder of The Center for Applied Rationality, and author of The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't.

What We Discuss with Julia Galef:

  • How to spot bad arguments and faulty thinking -- even when the source is you.
  • The difference between having a soldier mindset that defends whatever you want to be true, and a scout mindset that's motivated to seek out the truth regardless of how unpleasant it might be (and which you should try to cultivate).
  • How to tell if you're making reasonable mistakes or foolhardy leaps of faith that carry consequences far outweighing the value of the lesson.
  • The best ways to manage and respond to uncertainty.
  • How your brain matches arguments you misunderstand with ones you've already decided you don't agree with -- and what to do about it.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/536

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