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
116 points
123 comments6 min readLW link

Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
430 points
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Com­part­men­tal­iza­tion as a pas­sive phenomenon

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

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

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

Dark Arts of Rationality

So8res19 Jan 2014 2:47 UTC
252 points
193 comments17 min readLW link

I’m Not Say­ing Peo­ple Are Stupid

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Oct 2009 16:23 UTC
48 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
18 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Out­side the Laboratory

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jan 2007 3:46 UTC
131 points
351 comments7 min readLW link

That Mag­i­cal Click

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Jan 2010 16:35 UTC
84 points
416 comments5 min readLW link

The Mys­tery of the Haunted Rationalist

Scott Alexander8 Mar 2009 20:39 UTC
99 points
70 comments3 min readLW link

Si­mul­ta­neously Right and Wrong

Scott Alexander7 Mar 2009 22:55 UTC
111 points
63 comments3 min readLW link

Con­sis­tently Inconsistent

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

Or­di­nary Peo­ple and Ex­traor­di­nary Evil: A Re­port on the Beguil­ings of Evil

David Gross20 Sep 2021 15:19 UTC
56 points
32 comments4 min readLW link

Tak­ing Ideas Seriously

Will_Newsome13 Aug 2010 16:50 UTC
79 points
260 comments7 min readLW link