PIIP 16: How Excessive Intellectualization Leads You Astray: A Mathematical Perspective

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We explore the role of knowledge and intellectual thought in politics. We will do it through a mathematical lens…but don’t worry, we won’t be asking you to solve any equations. Math is simply a different way of thinking about the world, and it allows you to express thoughts into numbers. We will focus exclusively on the thinking aspect.

The main idea is this: No knowledge is often better than some knowledge if the latter is bad knowledge. ‘Bad’ in our definition is simply the inability to remove noise from the actual meaning/or signal of message.

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