Same Information, Different Ideas.

If we all have good reasoning skills then shouldn’t we all be coming to the same conclusions based on the information we have? We are all exposed to similar information about things every day yet come to completely different conclusions than our friends. Why is this? One possible explanation is subjective viewpoints. Take this simple... Continue Reading →

On being understood.

One of the things I am most interested in is being understood i.e. communicating ideas in a way that their can be no misunderstanding. When you are in a conversation with someone and you have explained something and they reply, “I don’t understand” or “what do you mean?” you have not communicated your ideas clearly... Continue Reading →

Contradictory and Justified Belief

Most of us walk around with a sense of certainty about what we know about the world that has never been questioned or examined at any level.Someone can know something and change their opinion and will always say they used to believe that thing, but they won’t say they used to know it. If someone... Continue Reading →

Misrepresenting what Is

Being misrepresented is an uncomfortable experience but not uncommon. If you pay close attention you can see how you are constantly being misrepresented in everyday life. Little situations like someone making you a coffee and you letting them know it’s lukewarm only to have them reply, “so you’re saying I’m shit at making coffee? You’re... Continue Reading →

The elusive sense of self

We all move through life with a sense of self, a personal identity. We think we have a sense of there being an I behind it all but when was the last time you tried to figure out what it is? A problem which neuroscientists and philosophers are still trying to solve. Most of us... Continue Reading →

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