# Knowing

 Random Link ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Jun 15, 2021 » Thoughts on Academic Research 4 min; updated Sep 2, 2021 How to Read a Paper The First Pass (5 - 10 min) Objectives: category, context, validity of assumptions, contributions and quality of writing. Carefully read the title, abstract, and introduction. Read the section and sub-section headings, but ignore everything else Glance at the math to determine the underlying theoretical foundations Read the conclusions. Mentally tick off references that you’ve already read. Most of the papers will not make it beyond this step.... Sep 1, 2017 » PHI 313: Theory of Knowledge (1 items) Why People Are [Epistematically] Irrational About Politics; May 2, 2020 » On Learning 2 min; updated Sep 2, 2021 Choose your content. Some material not worth the effort. Learning comes from repetition, but sometimes you just don’t care whether you’ll remember what you’ve read. But even if you don’t remember the specifics, the effect on your model of the world persists. As your mental model evolves, re-reading books is beneficial because the material compiles differently. When reading, annotate connections from previous knowledge, unanswered questions and unjustified assumptions. Make flashcards of facts/quotes that you wish to analyze.... Aug 2, 2021 » Misconstructions and Misconceptions 1 min; updated Sep 2, 2021 A collection of instances in which I believed something that wasn’t true. A reminder to read not to believe, but to weigh and consider . The Four Color Theorem does not claim that 4 colors suffice to color a planar map. Instead, 4 colors are sufficient to color any planar graph so that no two vertices connected by an edge are colored with the same color. For any $$n$$, there is a map that requires at least $$n$$ colors.... Jan 1, 1917 » How to Study [Book] (6 items) 00. Introduction; How to Study [Swain, George Fillmore]; 01. The Proper Mental Attitude; 02. Studying Understandingly; 03. A System of Study; 04. Proper Habits and Methods of Work; Dec 5, 2013 » An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments (3 items) Informal Fallacies; An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments [Ali Almossawi]; Formal & Red Herring Fallacies; Feb 1, 2015 » Rationality: From AI to Zombies [Series] (3 items) Rationality: From AI to Zombies [Yudkowsky, Eliezer]; Overly Convenient Excuses; Against Rationalization; Apr 3, 2018 » Factfulness [Book] (2 items) Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know the World?; Factfulness [Hans Rosling; Anna Rosling Rönnlund; Ola Rosling]; Sep 1, 2019 » Calling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World (6 items) Brandolini's Bullshit Asymmetry Principle; Calling Bullshit [INFO 270]; On Bullshit [Frankfurt]; Deeper Into Bullshit; A Kind Word for Bullshit: The Problem of Academic Writing; The Fine Art of Baloney Detection [Sagan]; Feb 3, 2021 » Logical Fallacies (2 items) Informal Fallacies; Formal & Red Herring Fallacies;