Cognitive Hygiene and the Fountains of Human Ignorance
Work in Progress, Research Stage
Tentative Working Outline, 10-28-17
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, Movement, and Art
2. Native Domain - Evolved Heuristics and Capacities
3. Accommodating Domain - Apperceptive Mass and Bias
4. Situational Domain - Problems, Cheating, and Stress
5. Emotional Domain - Relevance, Value, and Resentment
6. Intrapersonal 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 - Metalevel Awareness and Effort
Practices for Kids
Practices for Dults
Appendix 1 - Cognitive Biases
Appendix 2 - Coping Strategies
Appendix 3 - Defense Mechanisms
Appendix 4 - Logical Fallacies
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