Meetup : Rationality Reading Group (62-66)

Dis­cus­sion ar­ti­cle for the meetup : Ra­tion­al­ity Read­ing Group (62-66)

WHEN: 13 July 2015 06:30:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: Paul G. Allen Cen­ter (185 Stevens Way, Seat­tle, WA) Room 503

Read­ing group for Yud­kowsky’s “Ra­tion­al­ity: AI to Zom­bies”, which is ba­si­cally an or­ga­nized and up­dated ver­sion of the Se­quences from LW (see http://​​wiki.less­​​wiki/​​Se­quences).

The group meets to dis­cuss the top­ics in the book, how to ap­ply and benefit from them, and re­lated top­ics in ar­eas like cog­ni­tive bi­ases, ap­plied ra­tio­nal­ity, and effec­tive al­tru­ism. You can get a copy of the book here: https://​​in­tel­li­​​ra­tio­nal­ity-ai-zom­bies/​​

The read­ing list for this week is five top­ics from the “Poli­tics and Ra­tion­al­ity” sec­tion of “How To Ac­tu­ally Change Your Mind”. They are (ac­tu­ally 62-66, LW’s auto-for­mat­ting is screw­ing it up):

  1. Re­v­ersed Stu­pidity Is Not Intelligence

  2. Ar­gu­ment Screens Off Authority

  3. Hug the Query

  4. Ra­tion­al­ity and the English Language

  5. Hu­man Evil and Mud­dled Thinking

We pre­vi­ously cov­ered the “Map and ter­ri­tory” se­quence a few months ago, but please don’t feel a need to have read ev­ery­thing up to this point to par­ti­ci­pate in the group.

Event is also on Face­book: https://​​www.face­​​events/​​1641756126111169/​​

We’re meet­ing on the 5th floor. If you show up and the door into the room is locked, knock and look around for us el­se­where on the fifth floor if no­body an­swers. If the doors to the build­ing are locked, try the other ones and don’t be­lieve the lit­tle red lights; try any­way. If the doors are, in fact, locked, we’ll try to have some­body to let peo­ple in.

There’s usu­ally snacks at the meetup, though feel free to bring some­thing. We usu­ally get din­ner af­ter­ward, around 9PM or so.

Dis­cus­sion ar­ti­cle for the meetup : Ra­tion­al­ity Read­ing Group (62-66)

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