And the Fountains of Human Ignorance
by Bradford Hatcher
Work in Progress, Research Stage
Tentative Working Outline, 1-17-18
Preface and Introduction
Truth Words, Taxa, and False Dichotomies
Amathia - the Deliberate Kind of StupidWould a Rational Being Think Man a Rational Being?
Human Nature and Reality's NatureWhy Critical Thinking Hurts Our Stupid Feelings
Cognitive DissonanceScience, and Some Other Ways to Be True
Scientific Naturalism, Mathematics, and Formal LogicFraming Issues and Far Horizons
Framing and PerspectiveIdentity, Belief, and Belonging
Conviction and CommitmentConditioning, Persuasion, and Ideology
Being Told What to Think and FeelInfoglut, Enrichment, and Lifelong Learning
Critical Mindfulness and Cognitive Hygiene
Towards a Taxonomy of Anticognitives
1. Sensorimotor Domain - Sensorium, Perception, and Movement
2. Native Domain - Evolved Heuristics and Modularity of Mind
3. Accommodating Domain - Memory, Apperception, and Inertia
4. Situational Domain - Problems, Decisions, Attitudes, Tools
5. Emotional Domain - Relevance, Value, and Resentment
6. Intrapersonal Domain - Self-Schema, Scripts, and Ego Defense
7. Social Domain - Belonging, Consensus, and Them
8. Cultural Domain - Ideology, Persuasion, and Noise
9. Linguistic Domain - Nativism, Relativity, and Coevolution
10. Metacognitive Domain - Metalevel Awareness and Effort
Practices for Kids
Practices for Dults
Appendix 1 - Evolved Heuristics and Processes
Appendix 2 - Cognitive Biases
Appendix 3 - Coping Strategies
Appendix 4 - Defense Mechanisms
Appendix 5 - Logical Fallacies
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Links for the Appendices
Wikipedia, Heuristics in Judgment and Decision-Making
Wikipedia, Modularity of_Mind
Wikipedia List of Cognitive Biases
Rational Wiki, List of Cognitive Biases
Cognitive Bias Codex (big list, but mixes heuristics and biases)
Wikipedia Coping (Psychology)
Changing Minds, Coping Mechanisms
Schema Therapy, Common Maladaptive Coping Responses
Wikipedia Defense Mechanisms
Defenses from DSM IV
Internet of the Mind, List of Defense Mechanisms
Psychologist World, 31 Psychological Defense Mechanisms Explained
Wikipedia List of Fallacies
The Fallacy Files Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies
The Fallacy Files: Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies
A Taxonomy of Fallacious Arguments
Hogeye Bill's Dictionary of Logical Fallacies