Principle of Philosophic Parsimony: What would cause a lot of rethinking if it were true must be false.
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.
To be published in outlets of respectable opinion it is necessary to form respectable opinions.
Bad people are a fertile and oft-neglected source of good ideas.
It is natural to demand special consideration for your feelings if you can’t think.
We search for truths, and find equilibria.
The especially rigid dogmatist can be identified by his frequent assurances that he always thinks for himself.
To hide one’s beliefs takes effort, and attenuates them.
Deductive conclusions, like the weather, are highly sensitive to initial conditions.
There are two kinds of philosophers: those who begin with the conclusions, and fill in with egregious reasoning; and those who begin with the reasoning, and arrive at egregious conclusions.
No one who thinks of himself as open-minded can be persuaded otherwise.