David Weiss: ‘Metacognitive Miscalibration’

Thoughtful essay by David Weiss on, among other things, the desire to learn:

Another reason why some can feel “informed” when in fact they are not is that they have lost the hunger to learn. They’ve lost the desire to learn and grow. René Descartes said it this way: “Good sense is the most equitably distributed of all things because no matter how much or little a person has, everyone feels so abundantly provided with good sense that he feels no desire for more than he already possesses.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008