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TCT 015: Confirmation Bias and the Evolution of Reason

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Published on Jul 31, 2011

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In this episode of The Critical Thinker Podcast I take a look at a new approach to understanding cognitive biases like confirmation bias. This approach, developed by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber, is known as the Argumentative Theory of Reason, and it's grounded in an evolutionary approach to understanding human psychology. I give an overview of the theory and reflect on its implications for understanding who we are as critical thinkers.

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