Kevin Dorst is a PhD candidate in philosophy at MIT working on epistemology and its interactions with mathematics, linguistics, and the social sciences. Here is his website.

January 24, 2019


Why Rational People Polarize

Explanations of political polarization

U.S. politics is beset by increasing polarization. Ideological clustering is common; partisan antipathy is increasing; extremity is becoming the norm (Dimock et al. 2014). This poses a serious collective problem. Why is it happening?