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Compartmentalization

TagLast edit: 16 Jan 2021 18:10 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Compartmentalization is keeping information and processes within your mind segregated, especially in ways that keep knowledge possessed by some of your reasoning processes being accessed by other processes.

From an alternative angle, one can think of compartmentalizing one’s different activities or domains from each other. when one couple the skills or habits from one to another, e.g., the religious scientist who does not apply scientific thinking outside the lab.

One might even have excellent epistemological performance in one domain and terrible performance in others.

See also

Com­part­men­tal­iza­tion in epistemic and in­stru­men­tal ra­tio­nal­ity

AnnaSalamon17 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
109 points
123 comments6 min readLW link

Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
340 points
177 comments5 min readLW link

“Flinch­ing away from truth” is of­ten about *pro­tect­ing* the epistemology

AnnaSalamon20 Dec 2016 18:39 UTC
180 points
56 comments7 min readLW link

Dark Arts of Rationality

So8res19 Jan 2014 2:47 UTC
210 points
190 comments17 min readLW link

Com­part­men­tal­iza­tion as a pas­sive phenomenon

Kaj_Sotala26 Mar 2010 13:51 UTC
59 points
71 comments3 min readLW link

I’m Not Say­ing Peo­ple Are Stupid

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Oct 2009 16:23 UTC
46 points
101 comments1 min readLW link

Proverbs and Cached Judg­ments: the Rol­ling Stone

Annoyance1 Apr 2009 15:40 UTC
18 points
30 comments2 min readLW link

Notes on Integrity

David_Gross3 Dec 2020 23:42 UTC
10 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

Out­side the Laboratory

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jan 2007 3:46 UTC
98 points
349 comments7 min readLW link

That Mag­i­cal Click

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Jan 2010 16:35 UTC
77 points
415 comments5 min readLW link

The Mys­tery of the Haunted Rationalist

Scott Alexander8 Mar 2009 20:39 UTC
87 points
68 comments3 min readLW link

Si­mul­ta­neously Right and Wrong

Scott Alexander7 Mar 2009 22:55 UTC
105 points
62 comments3 min readLW link

Con­sis­tently Inconsistent

Kaj_Sotala4 Aug 2011 22:33 UTC
76 points
25 comments5 min readLW link