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69 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 August 2007 12:21AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 August 2007 01:53:38AM 27 points [-]

Anon, see Why Truth?:

When people think of "emotion" and "rationality" as opposed, I suspect that they are really thinking of System 1 and System 2 - fast perceptual judgments versus slow deliberative judgments. Deliberative judgments aren't always true, and perceptual judgments aren't always false; so it is very important to distinguish that dichotomy from "rationality". Both systems can serve the goal of truth, or defeat it, according to how they are used.