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Comment author: arundelo 01 December 2009 03:40:54PM 1 point [-]

Cowen on "The limits of good vs. evil thinking":

Good vs. evil thinking causes us to lower our value of a person's opinion, or dismiss it altogether, if we find out that person has behaved badly. We no longer wish to affiliate with those people and furthermore we feel epistemically justified in dismissing them.

Sometimes this tendency will lead us to intellectual mistakes.