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Am I Really an X?

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Planning the Enemy's Retreat

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Yudkowsky's 'Four Layers of Intellectual Conversation'

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Kidney Trade: A Dialectic

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Attempts to Debias Hindsight Backfire!

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Availability Heuristic Considered Ambiguous

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Rationality Reading Group: Part Z: The Craft and the Community

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My Kind of Moral Responsibility

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Recent Comments

(Not very familiar with math.)

The Heyting-algebraic definition of implication makes intuitive sense to me, or at least after you state your confusion. 'One circle lies inside the other' is like saying A is a subset of B, which is a statement that describes a relation between two sets, and not a st...(read more)

I have what feels like a naive question. Is there any reason that we can't keep appealing to even higher-order preferences? I mean, when I find that I have these sorts of inconsistencies, I find myself making an additional moral judgment that tries to resolve the inconsistency. So couldn't you show ...(read more)

Discipline, especially internal psychological, also increases skills.

This is a little ambiguous; does he mean self-control or punishment?

I think these are all points that many people have considered privately or publicly in isolation, but that thus far no one has explicitly written them down and drawn a connection between them. In particular, lots of people have independently made the observation that ontological crises in AIs are ap...(read more)

>We had succeeded in obtaining John yon Neumann as keynote speaker. He discussed the need for, and likely impact of, electronic computing. He mentioned the "new programming method" for ENIAC and explained that its seemingly small vocabulary was in fact ample: that future computers, then in the desig...(read more)

>Neuroscience of art & art appreciation

A slightly broader keyword would be '[neuroaesthetics](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroesthetics).'

>Evolutionary basis for storytelling

I haven't done an exhaustive literature search, but one book I'm going through right now is Brian Boyd's *[On the Ori...(read more)

psychopathology* (Genuinely trying to be helpful, not nitpicky; keywords are important.)

Related, broader keyword: abnormal psychology.

Tangentially, I thought you might find [repair theory](http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1207/s15516709cog0404_3/pdf) interesting, if not useful. Briefly, when students make mistakes while doing arithmetic, these mistakes are rarely the effect of a trembling hand; rather, most such mistakes can ...(read more)