Compartmentalization

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Compartmentalization is keeping information and processes within your mind segregated, especially in ways whichthat keep knowledge possessed by some of your reasoning processes being accessed by other processes.
 

From an alternative angle, one can think of compartmentalizing one's different activities or domains from each other. when one couple the skills or habits from one to another, e.g., the religious scientist who does not apply scientific thinking outside the lab. 

One might even have excellent epistemological performance in one domain and terrible performance in others.

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Compartmentalization is keeping information and processes within your mind segregated, especially in ways which keep knowledge possessed by some of your reasoning processes being accessed by other processes.

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Compartmentalization, or division is keeping information and processes within your mind segregated, especially in ways which keep knowledge possessed by some of types of activity on separate magisteria is a tendency to restrict application of a generally-applicable skill, such as scientific method, only to select few contexts. More generally, the concept refers to not following a piece of knowledge to its logical conclusion, or not taking it seriously.

A common phenomenon in humans is excellent epistemological performance in one domain - and terrible performance in others. This phenomenon undermines 'appeals to authority' but also shows that someone holding an obviously false belief can still be worth learning from.

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other processes.

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    Compartmentalization, or division of types of activity on separate magisteria is a tendency to restrict application of a generally-applicable skill, such as scientific method, only to select few contexts. More generally, the concept refers to not following a piece of knowledge to its logical conclusion, or not taking it seriously.

    A common phenomenon in humans is excellent epistemological performance in one domain - and terrible performance in others. This phenomenon undermines 'appeals to authority' but also shows that someone holding an obviously false belief can still be worth learning from.

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  • Reason as memetic immune disorder by Phil Goetz
  • That Magical Click - Fast following of short inference chains might be a capability of people who fail to compartmentalize
  • Compartmentalization in epistemic and instrumental rationality by Anna Salamon
  • The Mystery of the Haunted Rationalist by Yvain
  • Compartmentalization as a Passive Phenomenon by Kaj Sotala
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