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Paradoxes

TagLast edit: 9 Feb 2021 10:10 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Paradoxes are circumstances in mathematics, philosophy, or other domains that present a seeming contradiction, which may be difficult to resolve.

Related: Sleeping Beauty Paradox, Great Filter, Newcomb’s Problem, Exercises /​ Problem-Sets, Free Will

The Un­ex­pected Hang­ing Paradox

Chris_Leong27 Jun 2021 6:17 UTC
16 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

The Meta-Puzzle

DanielFilan22 Nov 2021 5:30 UTC
24 points
26 comments3 min readLW link
(danielfilan.com)

Moore’s Paradox

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Mar 2009 2:27 UTC
68 points
24 comments2 min readLW link

Un­con­scious Com­pe­tence and Counter-Incentives

lifelonglearner10 Mar 2018 6:38 UTC
13 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Para­doxes in all an­thropic probabilities

Stuart_Armstrong19 Jun 2018 15:31 UTC
19 points
26 comments3 min readLW link

The Fermi Para­dox: What did Sand­berg, Drexler and Ord Really Dis­solve?

shminux8 Jul 2018 21:18 UTC
45 points
28 comments5 min readLW link

Simp­son’s Paradox

bentarm12 Jan 2011 23:01 UTC
96 points
58 comments4 min readLW link

Co­or­di­na­tion Prob­lems in Evolu­tion: Ei­gen’s Paradox

Martin Sustrik12 Oct 2018 12:40 UTC
96 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

Null-box­ing New­comb’s Problem

Yitz13 Jul 2020 16:32 UTC
30 points
10 comments4 min readLW link

Re­solv­ing the un­ex­pected hang­ing paradox

AlexMennen25 Jan 2011 19:32 UTC
11 points
41 comments2 min readLW link

Se­man­tic Stopsigns

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Aug 2007 19:29 UTC
108 points
110 comments3 min readLW link

Black ravens and red herrings

Matthew Barnett27 Jul 2021 17:46 UTC
50 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

A Bayesian Ag­gre­ga­tion Paradox

Jsevillamol22 Nov 2021 10:39 UTC
57 points
13 comments7 min readLW link

Pre­ma­ture death paradox

bfinn13 Apr 2020 23:15 UTC
8 points
21 comments3 min readLW link

God and Moses have a chat

Yitz17 Jun 2020 18:34 UTC
15 points
15 comments6 min readLW link

Se­cu­rity Mind­set and the Lo­gis­tic Suc­cess Curve

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Nov 2017 15:58 UTC
70 points
47 comments20 min readLW link

If a tree falls on Sleep­ing Beauty...

ata12 Nov 2010 1:14 UTC
125 points
28 comments8 min readLW link

The Mere Cable Chan­nel Ad­di­tion Paradox

Ghatanathoah26 Jul 2012 7:20 UTC
106 points
147 comments12 min readLW link

Why it took so long to do the Fermi calcu­la­tion right?

Jan_Kulveit2 Jul 2018 20:29 UTC
75 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Against the Lin­ear Utility Hy­poth­e­sis and the Lev­er­age Penalty

AlexMennen14 Dec 2017 18:38 UTC
39 points
47 comments11 min readLW link

Pas­cal’s Mug­ging: Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Oct 2007 23:37 UTC
78 points
353 comments4 min readLW link

Pas­cal’s Mug­gle: In­finites­i­mal Pri­ors and Strong Evidence

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 May 2013 0:43 UTC
69 points
406 comments26 min readLW link

The Lifes­pan Dilemma

Eliezer Yudkowsky10 Sep 2009 18:45 UTC
52 points
220 comments7 min readLW link

The Allais Paradox

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Jan 2008 3:05 UTC
50 points
141 comments3 min readLW link

More on the Lin­ear Utility Hy­poth­e­sis and the Lev­er­age Prior

AlexMennen26 Feb 2018 23:53 UTC
16 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

Pro­cras­ti­na­tion Para­doxes: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

scasper6 Aug 2020 19:47 UTC
6 points
1 comment10 min readLW link

Solv­ing the two en­velopes problem

rstarkov9 Aug 2012 13:42 UTC
45 points
33 comments4 min readLW link

Sleep­ing Beauty Re­solved?

ksvanhorn22 May 2018 14:13 UTC
13 points
75 comments10 min readLW link

Zeno walks into a bar

lsusr4 Aug 2019 7:00 UTC
27 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Dis­solv­ing the Fermi Para­dox, and what re­flec­tion it provides

Jan_Kulveit30 Jun 2018 16:35 UTC
25 points
22 comments1 min readLW link
(arxiv.org)

Sleep­ing Beauty Re­solved (?) Pt. 2: Iden­tity and Betting

ksvanhorn2 Jun 2018 2:43 UTC
7 points
50 comments6 min readLW link

In­ter­ac­tive In­fo­graphic on Simp­son’s Paradox

Antisuji20 Sep 2013 17:37 UTC
39 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

“Solv­ing” self­ish­ness for UDT

Stuart_Armstrong27 Oct 2014 17:51 UTC
38 points
50 comments8 min readLW link

The Achilles Heel Hy­poth­e­sis for AI

scasper13 Oct 2020 14:35 UTC
20 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

What’s wrong with this pic­ture?

CronoDAS28 Jan 2016 13:30 UTC
29 points
81 comments1 min readLW link

Raven Para­dox Revisited

Chris_Leong15 Apr 2018 0:08 UTC
5 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

On the im­por­tance of tak­ing limits: In­finite Spheres of Utility

aspera12 Oct 2013 21:18 UTC
35 points
58 comments8 min readLW link

Allais Hack—Trans­form Your De­ci­sions!

MBlume3 May 2009 22:37 UTC
22 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

The Con­scious Sorites Paradox

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Apr 2008 2:58 UTC
12 points
41 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] So­cial Cap­i­tal Paradoxes

abramdemski10 Sep 2020 18:44 UTC
68 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

A Pois­son pro­cess paradox

nerfhammer6 Apr 2012 5:20 UTC
28 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

“Who I am” is an ax­iom.

dadadarren25 Apr 2021 21:59 UTC
5 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Mo­ravec’s Para­dox Comes From The Availa­bil­ity Heuristic

james.lucassen20 Oct 2021 6:23 UTC
31 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(jlucassen.com)
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