Cognitive Hygiene and the Fountains of Human Stupidity

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

Would a Rational Being Think Man a Rational Being?
Why Critical Thinking Hurts Our Stupid Feelings
The Value and Price of Ignorance and Delusion
Minds Made Up and Jumping to Conclusions
On the More-Than-Two Horns of a False Dilemma
Traveling Light, but Learning 'til We’re Dead

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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