Another one of those which is just me writing for my own benefit. (Well to be honest aren’t all these posts for my own benefit, I do have to be a little selfish)
The structure of my Critical essay will probably be as follows:
Convictions are greater foes of the truth than lies. -Friedrich Nietzsche
- Begin with explanation of the quote, something to the tune of:
- definition from dictionary of conviction and/or truth
- my interpretation of what he means as the ‘truth’
- Why are convictions such dangerous foes?
- commitment consistency bias
- Are convictions worse than lies?
- How can we dispell convictions?
- Darwin argument (e.g. someone who actively searched for disconfirming evidence)
- Why do we have convictions
- roots in evolutionary psychology?
- Summary of all other points.
- End with a call to action