Unformatted text preview: go to heaven after they kill a lot of people with suicide bomb, and they refuse to admit their superstition. According to rationalizations, powerful emotions lead to biased perception, and biased perception leads to fallacious reasoning. For example, a person has an emotional prejudice against black people. He only noticed black people who are unreasonable, but he overlooks rational black people, which is a biased perception. He then immediately makes generalizations about black people from his own limited experience, which is a fallacious reasoning. In conclusion, emotions can distort our ability of perceive clearly and think objectively. We can only look at reality in a balanced and objective way by having no emotions at all. This state is called apathy, and in which our mind could think about the reality in a calm and untroubled way....
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- Spring '11
- Psychology, fallacious reasoning