This conversation is with Julia Galef, host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and author of The Scout Mindset.

Julia is a specialist in rational thinking, and helping people to remove biases, lean into uncertainty, and see the world as it is, not as we want it to be. In this conversation we discuss Julia’s argument for the Scout Mindset, as compared to the Soldier Mindset. The ‘scout’ mindset is one where we use reason to map the world, and see it as it is. The ‘soldier’ mindset is one where we use reason to defend positions which make us feel good, and disprove positions that make us uncomfortable.

Julia is a modern advocate for what the Stoics argued, that we should improve your reason and learn to pursue the truth.

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