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Is being resilient an unfair burden?

Is being resilient an unfair burden?

Posted on 11 July 2022 by

Navigating the world of public debate can be a difficult task. There are many hurdles to overcome in the process of finding out about and sharing one’s views on social […]

The Value of Thinking for Yourself

The Value of Thinking for Yourself

Posted on 10 January 2022 by

Why think for yourself? Sometimes thinking for yourself is necessary. Sometimes you are the expert, sometimes the experts (or their beliefs) are too hard to identify, and sometimes there’s not […]

Socializing Intellectual Autonomy

Socializing Intellectual Autonomy

Posted on 10 August 2020 by

Two key ideas which frame our thinking about autonomy are self-governance and self-reliance. The problem with using these arguably modern ideas to frame our thinking about autonomy is that it […]

Being an Intellectually Dependable Person

Being an Intellectually Dependable Person

Posted on 4 May 2020 by

We are often at the mercy of others when we are trying to figure things out. The same is true when we are seeking to gain deeper understanding or to […]

Skepticism, Tribalism, and Humble Persistence

Skepticism, Tribalism, and Humble Persistence

Posted on 6 April 2020 by

With many weighty contemporary issues, it is increasingly difficult to know what exactly to believe. This includes issues related to or at the intersection of politics, morality, religion, medicine, and […]