[SEQ RERUN] The Fear of Common Knowledge

by MinibearRex1 min read27th Jun 2012No comments

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Today's post, The Fear of Common Knowledge was originally published on 09 July 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

A discussion of an interesting kind of lie, in which someone tells a lie that the person they're speaking to knows is a lie, but doesn't know that the person who told the lie knows that they know it's a lie.


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This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Where Recursive Justification Hits Bottom, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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