The bane of my existence: pompous narcissists squandering their power of reason on psychotic celebrations of their own egos.

Reason's Reason and the Difficulty of Introducing New Orders In her book Persuasion, the great Jane noted: How quick come the reasons for approving what we like! And not too long before then, Ben Franklin wrote in his autobiography: So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do. There's a story in the NYTimes (strangely in the Arts section) about a group of cognitive social scientists whose work supports the Frankl … Read More

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