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The Logic of Persuasion: Part 5. Biases as Conjectural Heuristics.

(Talk at Oxford Karl Popper and Hayek Society.)

How does a baseball player catch a ball?

Most bias research literature presents biases as irrational. It’s a small step from there to saying that they are closed to critical argument. An outstanding exception to this is Gurt Gigerenzer, who argues that biases are often heuristics - rules of thumb to solve problems. This is progress. However, Gigerenzer is stuck in the justification metacontext. In contrast, I have elaborated the conjectural view and in this view biases are clearly open to critical argument in a logical sense.

Biases are not, therefore, an insuperable barrier to the peaceful path: argument for the enlightenment.

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