Thinking

Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.
—Whitehead

Jan 232020
 

Utter dissociation of thought and action is normal; for its opposite we reserve special terms, like saint, or fanatic, or fool.

Jan 142020
 

Occam’s Razor accounts not for the world’s simplicity, but for our own.

Dec 272019
 

We have become too cool for deontology, yet remain too stupid for consequentialism.

Dec 182019
 

Reasoning to broad, correct conclusions is like beating the market: it happens, but not to you.

Nov 202019
 

The cure for being in thrall to one bad idea, the reasonable moderate constantly assures us, is to be in thrall to several.

Nov 012019
 

Ideas spread when the people who hold them move, and perish when the people who hold them die.

Oct 102019
 

To read minds, don’t tell people their thoughts, supply them with better ones.