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Louie comments on A Taxonomy of Bias: Mindware Problems - Less Wrong

14 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 07 July 2010 09:53PM

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Comment author: Louie 07 July 2010 11:12:52PM 7 points [-]

people are often blind to their own biases, because they incorrectly think that biased thinking on their part would be detectable by conscious introspection

The illusion of a unified, transparent self seems to constantly undermine our thinking.

Is this a problem with our language or our culture? Has a culture / language ever been studied that didn't suffer from this as badly?

Comment author: Dirk 16 March 2013 07:14:25PM 0 points [-]

Is this a problem with our language or our culture? Has a culture / language ever been studied that didn't suffer from this as badly?

Good question. It seems to me, that it is mostly a problem of logistics. When talking about ourselves and objects near us, it is simply easier to reduce those objects to single words. such as 'me'.