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Academian | v1.0.0Oct 27th 2010 | (+959) Created page with "'''Reflective inconsistency''' refers to a disagreement between your earlier self and your later self about what your ''earlier self'' should have done given only your ''earlier'..." |

Tuesday Self: <spends 5 dollars on a chance to win 6 dollars if a fair coin flip lands heads>

Wednesday Self: "That wasn't worth the risk, and I should have known better."

Tuesday Self: <spends 5 dollars on a chance to win 6 dollars if a fair coin flip lands heads>

Wednesday Self: "That was lucky, but it wasn't worth the

~~risk,~~risk and I should have known better.~~"~~>

Non-example:

Tuesday Self: <spends 5 dollars on a chance to win 6 dollars if a fair coin flip lands heads>

~~Wednesday Self: "That was lucky, but it wasn't worth the risk and I should have known better.>~~

~~Non-example:~~

~~Tuesday Self: <spends 5 dollars on a chance to win 6 dollars if a fair coin flip lands heads>~~Wednesday Self: "I would have been better off not taking the bet, since the coin was going to land tails.>

**Reflective inconsistency** refers to a disagreement between your earlier self and your later self about what your *earlier self* should have done given only your *earlier* state of knowledge. It can informally be called *regret* or *remorse*.

Academian v1.0.0Oct 27th 2010 (+959) Created page with "'''Reflective inconsistency''' refers to a disagreement between your earlier self and your later self about what your ''earlier self'' should have done given only your ''earlier'..."

**Reflective inconsistency** refers to a disagreement between your earlier self and your later self about what your *earlier self* should have done given only your *earlier* state of knowledge.

More precisely, if you do Y, and later you think "Knowing only what I knew before doing Y should have deterred me from doing Y,", then you are reflectively inconsistent.

Tuesday Self: <spends 5 dollars on a chance to win 6 dollars if a fair coin flip lands heads>

Wednesday Self: "That wasn't worth the risk, and I should have known better."

Tuesday Self: <spends 5 dollars on a chance to win 6 dollars if a fair coin flip lands heads>

Wednesday Self: "That was lucky, but it wasn't worth the risk and I should have known better.>

Non-example:

Tuesday Self: <spends 5 dollars on a chance to win 6 dollars if a fair coin flip lands heads>

Wednesday Self: "I would have been better off not taking the bet, since the coin was going to land tails.>