Motivated Skepticism

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Motivated skepticism is the mistake of deliberately applying more skepticism to claims that you don't like (or intuitively disbelieve), than to claims that you do like. Because emotional disposition towards a claim isn't generally evidence about its truth, including it in the process of arriving at a belief means holding the belief partly for reasons other than because it's true.

Motivated skepticism is the mistake of deliberately applying more skepticism to claims that you don't like,like (or intuitively disbelieve), than to claims that you do like. Because emotional disposition towards a claim isn't generally evidence about its truth, including it in the process of arriving at a belief means holding the belief partly for reasons other than because it's true.

Motivated skepticism is the mistake of deliberately applying more skepticism to claims that you don't like, than to claims that you do like. This isBecause emotional disposition towards a mistakeclaim isn't generally evidence about its truth, including it in the process of arriving at a belief means holding the belief partly for reasons other than because it increases the amount of opposing evidence you need to encounter before you can correct a false belief.it's true.

Motivated skepticism is the mistake of deliberately applying more skepticism to claims that you don't like, than to claims that you do like. This is a mistake because it increases the amount of opposing evidence you need to encounter before you can correct a false belief.

Motivated skepticism is a fallacythe mistake of deliberately applying more skepticism to claims that you don't like, than to claims that you do like.