Beliefs | KALW


Philosophy Talk: Magical Thinking

Jul 19, 2019

Wouldn't it be nice if wanting something to be so made it so?

Philosophy Talk: The Limits of Tolerance

Jun 11, 2019

What do we do with people with people with whom we radically disagree: tolerate, shun, or persuade?

Philosophy Talk: Second-Guessing Ourselves

Jun 9, 2017


Philosophy Talk: Trust and Mistrust

Sep 30, 2016
"trust" by Ellis Nijeboer used under CC license

Could we get anything useful done without trusting someone?

Philosophy Talk asks: When should we second-guess ourselves?

Sep 26, 2014

We like to think of ourselves as self-aware, reflective beings, but psychological studies demonstrate that we’re usually overconfident in the accuracy of our own beliefs. Memory, for example, can be extremely unreliable, even when we feel certain we know what happened. Surprisingly, when we’re made aware of this, we adjust our level of confidence in ourselves only slightly. How, then, can we doubt ourselves in a rational and efficient manner to bring our beliefs closer to reality?