In particular, I manage to dissolve a lot of philosophical paradoxes or arguments much quicker than I used to be able to.

Any particular approach you would like to cite there? I've found Peirce's pragmatic maxim to be a good shorthand for a lot of that. "This is just word games with bad definitions." is very important.

It's also very helpful training to look at various paradoxes such as the Liar Paradox, The Unexpected Hanging Paradox, the Raven Paradox and so on.

How has lesswrong changed your life?

by mstevens 1 min read31st Mar 201557 comments


I've been wondering what effect joining lesswrong and reading the sequences has on people.

How has lesswrong changed your life?

What have you done differently?

What have you done?