[SEQ RERUN] No One Can Exempt You From Rationality’s Laws
Traditional Rationality is phrased in terms of social rules, with violations interpretable as cheating—as defections from cooperative norms. But viewing rationality as a social obligation gives rise to some strange ideas. The laws of rationality are mathematics, and no social manoeuvring can exempt you.
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