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Not too much, Not too little

The first challenge is to see the value of an idea without romanticizing away its limitations.

The second challenge is to see the limitations of an idea without losing the ability to make constructive use of its value.

Most fallacies are not the result of placing faith in bad ideas, but in making too much or too little of good ideas.

Everything isn’t a Matter of Logic

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, 
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. 
– Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio

The mere fact that a man fails to make sense to ME does not mean that he fails to make sense AT ALL.

There is a distinction between the irrational and the non-rational.

When a person makes irrational decisions, it means they are reasoning about concepts in an inconsistent manner or contradicting themselves through a violation of their own standards, principles, and core values.

When a person makes non-rational decisions, it means they are allowing their choices to be guided by their instincts, intuition, feelings, and tastes.

Sometimes the latter conflicts with the former, but not as a matter of strict necessity.

The irrational refers to that which goes against logic.

The non-rational refers to that which goes beyond logic.

True rationality recognizes that human beings are multidimensional creatures and that our behavioral choices involve a variety of influences. Good logic understands that there are thoughts worth having, feelings worth feeling, and decisions worth making that simply do not arise as a consequence of conceptual analysis and syllogistic reasoning.

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