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Fixed Point Theorems

TagLast edit: 17 Jul 2020 5:21 UTC by Ben Pace

Fixed Point Theorems are very general theorems in mathematics that show for a given function and input that . We say that the input is a fixed point for the function .

These come up most commonly on LessWrong in work around Embedded Agency research, as well as in discussion of game theory.

Fixed Point Discussion

Scott Garrabrant24 Nov 2018 20:53 UTC
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Di­ag­o­nal­iza­tion Fixed Point Exercises

18 Nov 2018 0:31 UTC
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Fixed Point Exercises

Scott Garrabrant17 Nov 2018 1:39 UTC
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Iter­a­tion Fixed Point Exercises

22 Nov 2018 0:35 UTC
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On de­ci­sion-pre­dic­tion fixed points

jollybard4 Dec 2019 20:49 UTC
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Us­ing modal fixed points to for­mal­ize log­i­cal causality

cousin_it24 Aug 2017 14:33 UTC
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Topolog­i­cal Fixed Point Exercises

17 Nov 2018 1:40 UTC
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Self-con­firm­ing pre­dic­tions can be ar­bi­trar­ily bad

Stuart_Armstrong3 May 2019 11:34 UTC
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When wish­ful think­ing works

AlexMennen1 Sep 2018 23:43 UTC
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