3 March 2012

On irrational politics:
"Political rationality is costly. Why is that? Well, if you're rational then you don't get to believe whatever you want to believe. In other words, if you're committed to rationality then you're putting your belief system at risk every day. Any day you might acquire more information and then be forced to change your belief system and it can be very unpleasant and emotionally disturbing, right?" 
(14m50s; Michael Huemer; via Marginal Revolution)

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