Cognitive Hygiene and the Fountains of Human Ignorance

Work in Progress, Research Stage
Tentative Working Outline, 6-22-17

Amathia - the Deliberate Kind of Stupid
Would a Rational Being Think Man a Rational Being?
Why Critical Thinking Hurts Our Stupid Feelings
The Why of Ignorance and Delusion
Science and Other Paths to Cogency
False Dilemmas
Native Limitations
Cognitive Dissonance
Identity
Belief
Belonging

Infoglut
Lifelong Learning

Towards a Taxonomy of Anti-Cognitives
1. Native Domain - Evolved Heuristics and Capacities
2. Accommodating Domain - Apperceptive Mass and Bias
3. Situational Domain - Problems, Cheating, and Stress
4. Emotional Domain - Relevance, Value, and Resentment
5. Sensorimotor Domain - Music, Arts, and Movement
6. Intra-Personal Domain - Self-Schema and Ego Defense
7. Social Domain - Belonging, Consensus, and Them
8. Linguistic Domain - Nativism, Relativity, and Coevolution
9. Cultural Domain - Ideology, Persuasion, and Noise
10. Metacognitive Domain - for the Kids and the Dults

Appendix 1 - Cognitive Biases
Appendix 2 - Coping Strategies
Appendix 3 - Defense Mechanisms
Appendix 4 - Logical Fallacies

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