Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Why politics is more rational than you think.
Kevin Dorst, Ph.D.
It's easier to recognize good arguments than bad ones—as a result, discussion amongst like-minded groups leads to polarization.
Why do partisans see the same evidence and react differently? Because that's the best way for them to get to the truth of the matter.
How ambiguous evidence can make it rational to polarize.
A theoretical result suggests that polarization must be due to irrational causes. But there's a catch.
Though the United States has always been polarized, in recent decades polarization has increased dramatically. Why?
How do individuals and societies come to be so polarized?
There are three distinct senses in which the United States has become increasingly "polarized."
Polarization is pervasive, but it usually happens for rational reasons. Here's a demonstration.
We can't blame political polarization on irrationality. Instead, we must see it as due to rational causes. Here's how we can.
Kevin Dorst, Ph.D., is a philosophy professor at the University of Pittsburgh.