31 December 2020

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE ELEMENTS OF TRUTH PROJECT
FOREWORD

A. ON TRUTH
1. Truth matters.
2. How to think about reality.
3. The basic premises of truth.
4. Truth is probabilistic.

I. ELEMENTS OF INVESTIGATION
1. Use doubt wisely.
2. Pursue the truth, not falsehoods.
3. If you want to know, you will have to find out.
4. Know what it is you want to know.
5. Distinguish between facts, beliefs, preferences, and opinions.
6. Evaluate the reliability of information.
7. Aim for the primary source of information.
8. Adopt the scientific method.

II. ELEMENTS OF ARGUMENT

III. ELEMENTS OF DECEPTION


B. ON SCIENCE

I. SCIENCE FACTS

II. THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

III. THE NATURE OF MEASUREMENT

IV. ON EXPERIMENTS

V. MODELLING THE WORLD AROUND US

VI. SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS


C. ON THE LIMITATIONS OF THE HUMAN MIND

I. EVOLUTIONARY EPISTEMOLOGY

II. BIASES, ERRORS, AND FALLACIES


GLOSSARY
NOTES AND REFERENCES
INDEX