Highly Advanced Epistemology 101 for Beginners

Jan 22, 2018

by Eliezer Yudkowsky

These essays include a discussion of truth, formal logic, causality, and metaethics, and are a good way for more ambitious readers to quickly get up to speed.

Introduction

The Useful Idea of Truth

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Skill: The Map is Not the Territory

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Rationality: Appreciating Cognitive Algorithms

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Firewalling the Optimal from the Rational

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Physics and Causality

The Fabric of Real Things

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Causal Diagrams and Causal Models

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Stuff That Makes Stuff Happen

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Causal Reference

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Causal Universes

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Mathematics and Logic

Proofs, Implications, and Models

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Logical Pinpointing

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Standard and Nonstandard Numbers

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Godel's Completeness and Incompleteness Theorems

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Second-Order Logic: The Controversy

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Mixed Reference

Mixed Reference: The Great Reductionist Project

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By Which It May Be Judged

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