Improper Belief

Created by Vladimir_Nesov at 2y

An improper belief is a belief that isn't concerned with describing the territory. May be caused by cognitive biases. A proper belief, on the other hand, requires observations, gets updated upon encountering new evidence, and provides practical benefit in anticipated experience.

Note that the fact that a belief just happens to be true doesn't mean you're right to have it. If you buy a lottery ticket, certain that it's a winning ticket,ticket (for no reason), and it is, ithappens to be, believing that was still was a mistake to believe that.mistake.

Note that the fact that a belief just happens to be true doesn't mean you're right to have it. If you buy a lottery ticket, certain that it's a winning ticket, and it is, it still was a mistake to believe that.

An improper belief is a belief that isn't concerned with describing the territory. May be caused by cognitive biases. A proper belief, on the other hand, requires observations, gets updated upon encountering new evidence, and provides practical benefit in anticipated experience.

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