Newcomb's Problem standard positions

by Eliezer Yudkowsky1 min read6th Apr 200922 comments


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Marion Ledwig's dissertation summarizes much of the existing thinking that's gone into Newcomb's Problem.

(For the record, I myself am neither an evidential decision theorist, nor a causal decision theorist in the current sense.  My view is not easily summarized, but it is reflectively consistent without need of precommitment or similar dodges; my agents see no need to modify their own source code or invoke abnormal decision procedures on Newcomblike problems.)