Emergence: why groups can think more clearly than individuals

Nick IngramThinking5 Comments

I’m reading psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind – why good people are divided by politics and religion“.  In many ways it’s a depressing read. One of Haidt’s basic claims is that people use their reasoning to defend political and ethical decisions they’ve already arrived at intuitively. They use reasoning as a post hoc defense of a position they’re … Read More