I’m reading Walter Sinnott-Armstrong’s excellent book, Think Again: How to Reason and Argue. In it (on pages 25–26), I came across “Rapoport’s Rules.” First formulated by mathematical psychologist Anatol Rapoport and discussed by Daniel Dennett (Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, 31–35), here they are: 1: You should attempt to re-express your target’s position… Continue reading Use Rapoport’s Rules for Better Conversations and Disagreements
Right now, I’m using the RSS readers Inoreader and Reeder to subscribe to the following blogs: Snakes and Ladders – by Alan Jacobs Farnam Street — A Collection of Signal in a World Full of Noise. Seth’s Blog Study Hacks – Decoding Patterns of Success – Cal Newport James Clear Barking Up The Wrong Tree… Continue reading What blogs are you reading?
I need to finish this dissertation. To do so, I need to write regularly. For me, that means writing every day—a minimum of 500 words every day. Last spring, I did a pretty good job of writing regularly. However, I’ve fallen off the wagon for various reasons, and it’s been a bear to get back… Continue reading Help me StickK to my writing habit
I’m really interested in using Ryan Holiday’s/Robert Greene’s index card system.
Does anyone else out there use such a notecard system? If so, what do you use to store your index cards? I’m looking for a sturdy box to use for filing cards.
Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to this fantastic pencil: the Mitsubishi 9850.
It’s cheap, writes well, erases well, and looks great!
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