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174 Post author: AnnaSalamon 22 March 2009 07:34PM

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Comment author: CarlShulman 23 March 2009 02:59:40AM 5 points [-]

I use 2a when socializing with multiple polarized ideological camps, e.g. libertarians and social democrats. I can criticize particular fallacies and rationality errors of the other camp in terms of failure to conform to general principles, and when I do this I think of the ways in which my current interlocutors' camp also abuses those principles. I find that doing this helps me keep my reactions more level than if I mention errors in terms of idiosyncratic problems (e.g. specific interest groups associated with only one faction).