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Map and Territory

TagLast edit: 30 Jul 2020 20:24 UTC by Multicore

Models of reality are often mistaken for reality itself, and clarifying the distinction is an important rationalist technique.

Skill: The Map is Not the Territory

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Oct 2012 9:59 UTC
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Mys­te­ri­ous An­swers to Mys­te­ri­ous Questions

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Aug 2007 22:27 UTC
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The Sim­ple Truth

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Jan 2008 20:00 UTC
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The Lens That Sees Its Flaws

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Sep 2007 0:10 UTC
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Zen and Ra­tion­al­ity: Map and Territory

G Gordon Worley III12 Sep 2020 0:45 UTC
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Some blindspots in ra­tio­nal­ity and effec­tive altruism

Remmelt Ellen19 Mar 2021 11:40 UTC
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The Miss­ing Math of Map-Making

johnswentworth28 Aug 2019 21:18 UTC
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The Use­ful Idea of Truth

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Oct 2012 18:16 UTC
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Prob­a­bil­ity is in the Mind

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Mar 2008 4:08 UTC
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Mind Pro­jec­tion Fallacy

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Mar 2008 0:29 UTC
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Ex­am­ples of the Mind Pro­jec­tion Fal­lacy?

fiddlemath13 Dec 2011 15:27 UTC
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The Curse Of The Counterfactual

pjeby1 Nov 2019 18:34 UTC
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Car­to­graphic Processes

johnswentworth27 Aug 2019 20:02 UTC
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Reductionism

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Mar 2008 6:26 UTC
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Build­ing Phenomenolog­i­cal Bridges

Rob Bensinger23 Dec 2013 19:57 UTC
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Re­quest for Steel­man: Non-cor­re­spon­dence con­cepts of truth

PeerGynt24 Mar 2015 3:11 UTC
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Why I Re­ject the Cor­re­spon­dence The­ory of Truth

pragmatist24 Mar 2015 11:00 UTC
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Map:Ter­ri­tory::Uncer­tainty::Ran­dom­ness – but that doesn’t mat­ter, value of in­for­ma­tion does.

Davidmanheim22 Jan 2016 19:12 UTC
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By Which It May Be Judged

Eliezer Yudkowsky10 Dec 2012 4:26 UTC
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Mixed Refer­ence: The Great Re­duc­tion­ist Project

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Dec 2012 0:26 UTC
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A Prag­matic Epistemology

StephenR5 Aug 2014 5:43 UTC
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Astray with the Truth: Logic and Math

StephenR16 Aug 2014 15:40 UTC
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2-Place and 1-Place Words

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Jun 2008 7:39 UTC
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The whirlpool of reality

G Gordon Worley III27 Sep 2020 2:36 UTC
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Lin­guis­tic Freedom

Chris_Leong6 Jan 2021 7:23 UTC
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Try­ing to Try

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Oct 2008 8:58 UTC
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No One Can Ex­empt You From Ra­tion­al­ity’s Laws

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 Oct 2007 17:24 UTC
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Were atoms real?

AnnaSalamon8 Dec 2010 17:30 UTC
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Why do Con­tem­pla­tive Prac­ti­tion­ers Make so Many Me­ta­phys­i­cal Claims?

romeostevensit31 Dec 2018 19:44 UTC
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The First Step is to Ad­mit That You Have a Problem

Alicorn6 Oct 2009 20:59 UTC
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Re­place the Sym­bol with the Substance

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Feb 2008 18:12 UTC
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The Quo­ta­tion is not the Referent

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Mar 2008 0:53 UTC
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Fal­la­cies of Compression

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Feb 2008 18:51 UTC
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Bridge Col­lapse: Re­duc­tion­ism as Eng­ineer­ing Problem

Rob Bensinger18 Feb 2014 22:03 UTC
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Heat vs. Motion

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Apr 2008 3:55 UTC
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Real­ity is weirdly normal

Rob Bensinger25 Aug 2013 19:29 UTC
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A use­ful level distinction

Charlie Steiner24 Feb 2018 6:39 UTC
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The Golem

Kaj_Sotala7 Mar 2009 18:32 UTC
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Pur­pose and Pragmatism

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Nov 2007 6:51 UTC
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Tapestries of Gold

Shane_Patt27 Apr 2014 7:23 UTC
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I be­lieve it’s doublethink

kerspoon21 Feb 2012 22:30 UTC
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Notes on Wisdom

David_Gross14 Nov 2020 2:37 UTC
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