The especially rigid dogmatist can be identified by his frequent assurances that he always thinks for himself.
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 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.
Never end up literal, but always start that way.
If it wasn’t for cognitive biases, I’d have no cognition at all.
As a competent worker will be promoted into incompetence, so a valuable method or technique will infiltrate disciplines in which it is useless or harmful.
That there is nothing new under the sun is possibly the oldest argument under the sun.
We can be sure, when we are told that all interpretation is biased, that an egregiously biased interpretation will shortly follow.