An interesting phone interview with Hugo Mercier popped up today on Point of Inquiry, the blog for the Center for Inquiry. The role of the confirmation bias, disagreement, and polarization are covered in this interesting discussion. There are some very familiar themes here for argumentation theorists. It’s well worth a listen. The clear and economical discussion of what can be complicated ideas here makes the podcast something potentially useful in advanced classes on reasoning too. The interview is about 40 minutes long. Click on the link below to listen.
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