Decisive Simplicity vs Thoughtful Subtlety?

Yes, but?

Fascinating piece from Julian Baggini in the Grauniad today.
Not yet had chance to read the underlying academic reference material linked, but so many points consistent with experience.

Simple beats complicated, and that’s fine, …
… but not where popularity determines the measure of trust in knowledge, decisions in outcomes.

Being decisive, holding strong and clear views is fine, …
… but the holding of them should not be dogmatic.
“Strong views, lightly held” is the mantra I’ve picked up from Johnnie Moore and friends.

More later.

The underlying theory of moral psychology seems to be basic “trolleyology“. Decisions look simple – they look like arithmetic and logic – until you have to actually think about acting on one yourself. Agency changes everything.


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