The Arena
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The Arena

Rationality is Overrated

Even if Steven Pinker thinks otherwise.

Steven Pinker’s new book, “Rationality” argues that we should all be more rational and that doing so would make our lives better. He’s not entirely wrong. But…

I like to tell myself that I’m a rational person. I admit I lean heavily on logic and identify in many ways with the logical positivity of Wittgenstein. I am also…



The purpose of The Arena is to provide a space for philosophers and fighters to offer advice for the rest of us. Stop here to learn how martial arts and combat parallel the struggles of life.

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Joshua Clements

Writer, Martial Artist, and student of Philosophy and Communication. You can see more of my work at and