An online open course by Bruno Latour in 2014 on “Scientific Humanities”
Cognitive dissonance theory is the discomfort of holding simultaneously two or more conflicting ideas. For example, how does it make you feel that the Russian president, an ex-KGB operative, successfully opposed a war proposed by a Nobel Peace prize laureate?
I am convinced that there are only two ways to become more intelligent: Surround yourself with people smarter than you are, and read from smarter people. Doing a doctorate I can do both, every day, and someone even pays me. Beat that.