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Alief

TagLast edit: 15 Sep 2020 1:38 UTC by Ruby

An alief is a belief-like attitude, behavior, or expectation that can coexist with a contradictory belief. For example, the fear felt when a monster jumps out of the darkness in a scary movie is based on the alief that the monster is about to attack you, even though you believe that it cannot.

Related tags: Belief, Emotion,

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See also

The Mys­tery of the Haunted Rationalist

Scott Alexander8 Mar 2009 20:39 UTC
87 points
68 comments3 min readLW link

The Mon­key and the Machine

ProofOfLogic23 Feb 2017 21:38 UTC
17 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Belief in Belief

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Jul 2007 17:49 UTC
116 points
176 comments5 min readLW link

Anx­iety and Rationality

[deleted]19 Jan 2016 18:30 UTC
47 points
31 comments4 min readLW link

Book sum­mary: Un­lock­ing the Emo­tional Brain

Kaj_Sotala8 Oct 2019 19:11 UTC
222 points
32 comments21 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

My at­tempt to ex­plain Look­ing, in­sight med­i­ta­tion, and en­light­en­ment in non-mys­te­ri­ous terms

Kaj_Sotala8 Mar 2018 7:37 UTC
164 points
133 comments17 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity: Ap­pre­ci­at­ing Cog­ni­tive Algorithms

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Oct 2012 9:59 UTC
68 points
135 comments5 min readLW link

In­stru­men­tal vs. Epistemic—A Bardic Perspective

MBlume25 Apr 2009 7:41 UTC
83 points
189 comments3 min readLW link

Liv­ing Luminously

Alicorn17 Mar 2010 1:17 UTC
76 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

Beliefs as emo­tional strategies

Kaj_Sotala9 Apr 2021 14:28 UTC
56 points
4 comments8 min readLW link

Sort­ing Out Sticky Brains

Alicorn18 Jan 2010 4:18 UTC
61 points
44 comments3 min readLW link

Gen­der Iden­tity and Rationality

lucidfox1 Dec 2010 16:32 UTC
53 points
113 comments6 min readLW link

Only You Can Prevent Your Mind From Get­ting Killed By Politics

ChrisHallquist26 Oct 2013 13:59 UTC
58 points
144 comments5 min readLW link

Striv­ing to Accept

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Mar 2009 23:29 UTC
39 points
38 comments4 min readLW link

Ra­tional Repentance

Mass_Driver14 Jan 2011 9:37 UTC
44 points
154 comments9 min readLW link

When can Fic­tion Change the World?

Timothy Underwood24 Aug 2020 13:47 UTC
77 points
18 comments11 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ist Judo, or Us­ing the Availa­bil­ity Heuris­tic to Win

jschulter15 Jul 2011 8:39 UTC
33 points
28 comments3 min readLW link
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