June 13, 2020

Nirvana fallacy

When people reject a thing because it compares unfavorably to an ideal that in reality is unattainable. E.g. condemning capitalism due to the superiority of imagined socialism, condemning ruthlessness in war due to imagining humane (but unrealistic) ways to win.


Related: #Actualism, Professor Procrastinate

Updated Sep, 13 2020