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TagLast edit: 31 Jul 2020 6:48 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Posts that attempt to Define or clarify the meaning of a concept, a word, phrase, or something else.

What Do We Mean By “Ra­tion­al­ity”?

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
237 points
7 comments6 min readLW link

Com­pact vs. Wide Models

Vaniver16 Jul 2018 4:09 UTC
30 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

What Does “Sig­nal­ling” Mean?

abramdemski16 Sep 2020 21:19 UTC
37 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

What’s So Bad About Ad-Hoc Math­e­mat­i­cal Defi­ni­tions?

johnswentworth15 Mar 2021 21:51 UTC
106 points
52 comments7 min readLW link

The Use­ful Idea of Truth

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Oct 2012 18:16 UTC
137 points
539 comments12 min readLW link

Yes Re­quires the Pos­si­bil­ity of No

Scott Garrabrant17 May 2019 22:39 UTC
153 points
49 comments2 min readLW link6 nominations2 reviews

A point of clar­ifi­ca­tion on in­fo­haz­ard terminology

eukaryote2 Feb 2020 17:43 UTC
49 points
21 comments2 min readLW link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Disam­biguat­ing “al­ign­ment” and re­lated no­tions

capybaralet5 Jun 2018 15:35 UTC
22 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

Four kinds of problems

jacobjacob21 Aug 2018 23:01 UTC
35 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

Note on Ter­minol­ogy: “Ra­tion­al­ity”, not “Ra­tion­al­ism”

Vladimir_Nesov14 Jan 2011 21:21 UTC
37 points
51 comments1 min readLW link

An Agent is a Wor­ldline in Teg­mark V

komponisto12 Jul 2018 5:12 UTC
27 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Flow­sheet Logic and Note­card Logic

moridinamael9 Sep 2015 16:42 UTC
44 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

In fa­vor of taboo­ing the word “val­ues” and us­ing only “pri­ori­ties” instead

chaosmage25 Oct 2018 22:28 UTC
21 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Spaghetti Towers

eukaryote22 Dec 2018 5:29 UTC
131 points
24 comments3 min readLW link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Tech­ni­cal model re­fine­ment formalism

Stuart_Armstrong27 Aug 2020 11:54 UTC
9 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

Glos­sary of Futurology

mind_bomber21 Aug 2015 5:51 UTC
1 point
7 comments13 min readLW link

A Model of Ra­tional Policy: When Is a Goal “Good”?

FCCC10 Oct 2020 17:05 UTC
2 points
0 comments17 min readLW link

Define Rationality

Marshall5 Mar 2009 18:25 UTC
1 point
14 comments1 min readLW link

Seek­ing bet­ter name for “Effec­tive Ego­ism”

DataPacRat25 Nov 2016 22:31 UTC
14 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What Belongs in my Glos­sary?

Zvi2 Nov 2020 19:52 UTC
14 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Begin­ning at the Beginning

Annoyance11 Mar 2009 19:23 UTC
5 points
60 comments4 min readLW link

What’s in a name? That which we call a ra­tio­nal­ist…

badger24 Apr 2009 23:53 UTC
7 points
92 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity is win­ning—or is it?

taw7 May 2009 14:51 UTC
−8 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

My con­cerns about the term ‘ra­tio­nal­ist’

JamesCole4 Jun 2009 15:31 UTC
12 points
34 comments2 min readLW link

The two mean­ings of math­e­mat­i­cal terms

JamesCole15 Jun 2009 14:30 UTC
−1 points
80 comments3 min readLW link

ESR’s com­ments on some EY:OB/​LW posts

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Jun 2009 0:16 UTC
7 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ists, Post-Ra­tion­al­ists, And Ra­tion­al­ist-Adjacents

orthonormal13 Mar 2020 20:25 UTC
72 points
43 comments3 min readLW link
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