Alief

Applied to Thinking without priors? by Q Home at 6mo

ThePhilospoher Tamar Gendler introduced the word derives fromin her 2008 paper Alief and Belief as a sort of pun on dual process theory; what beliefs ("B-liefs") are to system 2, aliefs ("A-liefs") are to system 1. Thus, beliefs are explicitly held beliefs which inform slow reasoning, while aliefs are implicit attitudes which guide fast reactions. However, dual process theory is not totally necessary to make sense of the term alief.

AGendler (2008) also introduced a related pun isof "cesire vs desire"; a desire ("D-zire") is an explicit want which enters into explicit planning, while a cesire ("C-zire") is an implicit one which guides reactions.

Is the desire/cesire pun a thing that has had similar usage somewhere else (e.g. on LW or on another website?) A cursory websearch gives no results.

The word derives from a sort of pun on dual process theory; what beliefs ("B-liefs") are to system 2, aliefs ("A-liefs") are to system 1. Thus, beliefs are explicitly held beliefs which inform slow reasoning, while aliefs are implicit attitudes which guide fast reactions. However, dual process theory is not totally necessary to make sense of the term alief.

A related pun is "cesire vs desire"; a desire ("D-zire") is an explicit want which enters into explicit planning, while a cesire ("C-zire") is an implicit one which guides reactions.

Applied to Living Luminously by Ruby at 2y

An alief is a belief-like attitude, behavior, or expectation, especially oneexpectation that contradictscan coexist with a contradictory belief. For example, the person's explicit beliefs.

A person standingfear felt when a monster jumps out of the darkness in a scary movie is based on a transparent balcony may believe that they are safe, but alieve that they are in danger. A person watching a sad movie may believethe alief that the characters are completely fictional, but their aliefs may lead themmonster is about to cry nonetheless. A person may attack you, even though you believe that they should be working, but have an alief that leads them to procrastinate (seeit cannot.

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An alief is a belief-like attitude, behavior, or expectation, especially one that contradicts the person'person's explicit beliefs.

Applied to Rational Repentance by Multicore at 2y
Applied to Striving to Accept by Multicore at 2y