"Intellectual immune systems" or "intellectual self-defense"03 Oct 1994 12:01
Or, if not being able to come up with a good idea of your own, knowing a bad idea when you see one. ("Self-defense" is Chomsky's phrase; and if Dawkins doesn't use the first, he ought to.) And memes and intelligence augmentation, obviously. Popper's ideas on criticism.
- To read:
- C. Thi Nguyen, "Playfulness Versus Epistemic Traps", in Mark Alfano, Colin Klein and Jeroen de Ridder (eds.), Social Virtue Epistemology (2022)