Another quick note on the LessWrong wiki:

I'm skeptical of single definitions without disclaimers. I think it's misleading (to some) that "Truth is the correspondence between and one's beliefs about reality and reality. "[1]. Rather, it's fair to say that this is one specific definition of truth that has been used in many cases; I'm sure that others, including others on LessWrong, have used it differently.

Most dictionaries have multiple definitions for words. This seems more like what we should aim for.

In fairness, when I searched for "Rationality", the result states, "Rationality is something of fundamental importance to LessWrong that is defined in many ways", which I of course agree with.


ozziegooen's Shortform

by ozziegooen 31st Aug 2019127 comments