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Dec 25, 2022

Everyday reasonableness is the foundation of technical, formal, and systematic rationality.
This is not cognitive science - The Eggplant is neither cognitive nor science, although it seeks a better understanding of some phenomena cognitive science has studied.

Dec 18, 2022

The conclusion of Part One of In The Cells Of The Eggplant: Taking Rationalism Seriously.
Acting On The Truth
Rationalist theories of action try to deduce optimal choices from true beliefs. This is rarely possible in practice.
Overcoming Post-Rationalist...

Dec 11, 2022

The probability of green cheese: A thought experiment shows why probability theory and statistics cannot address uncertainty in general.
Statistics and the replication crisis: The mistaken belief that statistical methods can tell you what to believe drove the science...

Dec 4, 2022

Probability theory seems an attractive foundation for rationalism—but it is not up to the job.
Leaving the casino - Probabilistic rationalism encourages you to view the whole world as a gigantic casino—but mostly it is not like that.

Nov 27, 2022

Three short chapters from In The Cells Of The Eggplant.
What can you believe? - Propositions are whatever sort of thing it is you can believe. Nothing can play that role; so we need a different understanding of belief.
Where did you get that idea in the first place? -...