Things philosophers have debated

by Eliezer Yudkowsky1 min read31st Oct 201278 comments


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Straight from Wikipedia.

I just had to stare at this a while.  We can have papers published about this, we really ought to be able to get papers published about Friendly AI subproblems.

My favorite part is at the very end.

Trivialism is the theory that every proposition is true. A consequence of trivialism is that all statements, including all contradictions of the form "p and not p" (that something both 'is' and 'isn't' at the same time), are true.[1]

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  1. ^ Graham Priest; John Woods (2007). "Paraconsistency and Dialetheism"The Many Valued and Nonmonotonic Turn in Logic. Elsevier. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-444-51623-7.

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