[SEQ RERUN] The Modesty Argument

by Unnamed1 min read23rd Apr 201113 comments


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Today's post, The Modesty Argument, was originally published on December 10, 2006. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

Factor in what other people think, but not symmetrically, if they are not epistemic peers.

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