Again, this is just a calculation of expected utilities, though an agent believing in metaphysical free will may take it as a recommendation to act a certain way.
Are you not recommending agents to act in a certain way? You are answering questions from EYNS of the form “Should X do Y?”, and answers to such questions are generally taken to be recommendations for X to act in a certain way. You also say things like “The twins would probably be smart enough to cooperate, at least after reading this post” which sure sounds like a recommendation of cooperation (if they do not cooperate, you are lowering their status by calling them not smart)
Are you not recommending agents to act in a certain way?
I have mentioned in the title and in the first part that I do not subscribe to the idea of the metaphysical free will. Sure, subjectively it feels like “recommending” or “deciding” or “acting,” but there is no physical basis for treating it as actually picking one of the possible worlds. What feels like making a decision and seeing the consequences is nothing but discovering which possible world is actual. Internally and externally.j
which sure sounds like a recommendation of cooperation (if they do not cooperate, you are lowering their status by calling them not smart)
“smart” is a statement about the actual world containing the twins, and if intelligence corresponds to status in that world, then making low-utility decisions would correspond to low status. In general, I reject the intentional stance in this model. Paradoxically, it results in better decision making for those who use it to make decisions.
My point was that intelligence corresponds to status in our world: calling the twins not smart means that you expect your readers to think less of them. If you don’t expect that, then I don’t understand why you wrote that remark.
I don’t believe in libertarian free will either, but I don’t see the point of interpreting words like “recommending” “deciding” or “acting” to refer to impossible behavior rather than using their ordinary meanings. However, maybe that’s just a meaningless linguistic difference between us.
My point was that intelligence corresponds to status in our world: calling the twins not smart means that you expect your readers to think less of them.
I can see why you would interpret it this way. That was not my intention. I don’t respect Forrest Gumps any less than Einsteins.
You don’t harbor any hopes that after reading your post, someone will decide to cooperate in the twin PD on the basis of it? Or at least, if they were already going to, that they would conceptually connect their decision to cooperate with the things you say in the post?