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Twelve Virtues of Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky
1 Jan 2006 8:00 UTC
59 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Real­ity-Re­veal­ing and Real­ity-Mask­ing Puzzles

AnnaSalamon
16 Jan 2020 16:15 UTC
243 points
53 comments13 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity: Ap­pre­ci­at­ing Cog­ni­tive Algorithms

Eliezer Yudkowsky
6 Oct 2012 9:59 UTC
53 points
135 comments5 min readLW link

The Bot­tom Line

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 Sep 2007 17:47 UTC
58 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity is Sys­tem­atized Winning

Eliezer Yudkowsky
3 Apr 2009 14:41 UTC
54 points
265 comments3 min readLW link

Hu­mans are not au­to­mat­i­cally strategic

AnnaSalamon
8 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
233 points
273 comments4 min readLW link

“Flinch­ing away from truth” is of­ten about *pro­tect­ing* the epistemology

AnnaSalamon
20 Dec 2016 18:39 UTC
125 points
56 comments7 min readLW link

The Apol­o­gist and the Revolutionary

Scott Alexander
11 Mar 2009 21:39 UTC
193 points
98 comments5 min readLW link

Lo­cal Val­idity as a Key to San­ity and Civilization

Eliezer Yudkowsky
7 Apr 2018 4:25 UTC
205 points
63 comments13 min readLW link3 nominations5 reviews

Babble

alkjash
10 Jan 2018 21:56 UTC
163 points
31 comments5 min readLW link3 nominations2 reviews
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

What Do We Mean By “Ra­tion­al­ity”?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
16 Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
215 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Prob­a­bil­ity is in the Mind

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Mar 2008 4:08 UTC
78 points
191 comments6 min readLW link

A Sketch of Good Communication

Ben Pace
31 Mar 2018 22:48 UTC
167 points
34 comments3 min readLW link3 nominations1 review

Toolbox-think­ing and Law-thinking

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 May 2018 21:28 UTC
205 points
46 comments12 min readLW link2 nominations

The non­cen­tral fal­lacy—the worst ar­gu­ment in the world?

Scott Alexander
27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
211 points
1,749 comments7 min readLW link

Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

Scott Alexander
30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
328 points
353 comments9 min readLW link

The Cog­ni­tive Science of Rationality

lukeprog
12 Sep 2011 20:48 UTC
96 points
109 comments15 min readLW link

Com­ment on “En­doge­nous Epistemic Fac­tion­al­iza­tion”

Zack_M_Davis
20 May 2020 18:04 UTC
125 points
7 comments7 min readLW link

The Mar­tial Art of Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky
22 Nov 2006 20:00 UTC
106 points
47 comments3 min readLW link

Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

Scott Alexander
20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
418 points
237 comments10 min readLW link

Hero Licensing

Eliezer Yudkowsky
21 Nov 2017 21:13 UTC
244 points
82 comments52 min readLW link

On Platitudes

Ouroborus
22 Apr 2020 5:55 UTC
26 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(ouroborusdotblog.wordpress.com)

Stop say­ing wrong things

lc
1 May 2020 20:50 UTC
71 points
34 comments6 min readLW link

Prob­lem re­lax­ation as a tactic

TurnTrout
22 Apr 2020 23:44 UTC
102 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

The Sand­wich Argument

Chris_Leong
9 Apr 2020 3:58 UTC
27 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

How to eval­u­ate (50%) predictions

Rafael Harth
10 Apr 2020 17:12 UTC
117 points
48 comments9 min readLW link

In­for­ma­tion cascades

Johnicholas
6 Mar 2009 4:08 UTC
56 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

The Archety­pal Ra­tional and Post-Rational

Ouroborus
15 Apr 2020 9:40 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(ouroborusdotblog.wordpress.com)

Gen­er­al­iz­ing From One Example

Scott Alexander
28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
305 points
412 comments6 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 16: Ham­ming Questions

Mark Xu
20 Apr 2020 14:51 UTC
13 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What are good defense mechanisms against dan­ger­ous bul­let bit­ing?

Mati_Roy
21 Apr 2020 20:51 UTC
6 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Notic­ing the Taste of Lotus

Valentine
27 Apr 2018 20:05 UTC
250 points
80 comments3 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

My ex­pe­rience with the “ra­tio­nal­ist un­canny valley”

Thomas Kwa
23 Apr 2020 20:27 UTC
56 points
18 comments5 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 20: OODA Loop

Mark Xu
24 Apr 2020 18:11 UTC
21 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity vs. Taleb’s Antifragilism

Mellivora
2 May 2020 14:07 UTC
10 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Stud­ies On Slack

Scott Alexander
13 May 2020 5:00 UTC
118 points
26 comments24 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

The Mechanis­tic and Nor­ma­tive Struc­ture of Agency

G Gordon Worley III
18 May 2020 16:03 UTC
14 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(philpapers.org)

Ne­go­ti­at­ing With Your­self [Tran­script]

26 Jun 2020 23:55 UTC
22 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

The alle­gory of the hospital

Sunny from QAD
2 Jul 2020 21:46 UTC
5 points
14 comments2 min readLW link
(questionsanddaylight.com)

The Proper Use of Humility

Eliezer Yudkowsky
1 Dec 2006 19:55 UTC
114 points
51 comments5 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ists Are Less Cre­d­u­lous But Bet­ter At Tak­ing Ideas Seriously

Scott Alexander
21 Jan 2014 2:18 UTC
58 points
285 comments3 min readLW link

Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz
19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
269 points
175 comments5 min readLW link

Some­thing to Protect

Eliezer Yudkowsky
30 Jan 2008 17:52 UTC
97 points
76 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Why is my (our?) rea­son­ing pro­cess noisy?

emanuele ascani
25 Apr 2020 12:19 UTC
10 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Post/​meta-skep­ti­cism I

Ouroborus
26 Apr 2020 0:18 UTC
8 points
11 comments3 min readLW link
(ouroborusdotblog.wordpress.com)

Train­ing Regime Day 24: Re­solve Cy­cles 2

Mark Xu
28 Apr 2020 19:00 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How to learn from a stronger ra­tio­nal­ist in daily life?

Thomas Kwa
20 May 2020 4:55 UTC
16 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Reflec­tive Complaints

Raemon
21 May 2020 21:11 UTC
36 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Bak­ing is Not a Ritual

Sisi Cheng
25 May 2020 18:08 UTC
100 points
25 comments4 min readLW link

Re­ex­am­in­ing The Dark Arts

Bob Jacobs
1 Jun 2020 14:11 UTC
6 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

Con­cep­tual en­g­ineer­ing: the rev­olu­tion in philos­o­phy you’ve never heard of

Suspended Reason
2 Jun 2020 18:30 UTC
80 points
14 comments21 min readLW link

Fo­cus: you are al­lowed to be bad at ac­com­plish­ing your goals

adamShimi
3 Jun 2020 21:04 UTC
20 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

The Skill of Notic­ing Emotions

Neel Nanda
4 Jun 2020 17:48 UTC
65 points
4 comments17 min readLW link

Every­day Les­sons from High-Di­men­sional Optimization

johnswentworth
6 Jun 2020 20:57 UTC
112 points
32 comments6 min readLW link

Philos­o­phy in the Dark­est Timeline: Ba­sics of the Evolu­tion of Meaning

Zack_M_Davis
7 Jun 2020 7:52 UTC
82 points
12 comments14 min readLW link

[Question] By what met­ric do you judge a refer­ence class?

Bob Jacobs
15 Jun 2020 18:34 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Where to Start Re­search?

Elizabeth
16 Jun 2020 18:10 UTC
68 points
3 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Self-priming

Connor_Flexman
7 Apr 2020 0:54 UTC
26 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Be­ing right isn’t enough. Con­fi­dence is very im­por­tant.

MakoYass
7 Apr 2020 1:10 UTC
12 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Open thread: Language

Chris_Leong
8 Apr 2020 14:57 UTC
8 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

The Ori­gin of Con­scious­ness Read­ing Com­pan­ion, Part 1

Jacobian
6 Apr 2020 22:07 UTC
21 points
1 comment9 min readLW link

The Lens That Sees Its Flaws

Eliezer Yudkowsky
23 Sep 2007 0:10 UTC
89 points
40 comments3 min readLW link

An Ortho­dox Case Against Utility Functions

abramdemski
7 Apr 2020 19:18 UTC
114 points
49 comments8 min readLW link

The One Mis­take Rule

Zvi
10 Apr 2020 14:50 UTC
45 points
15 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Assess­ing Kurzweil: the results

Stuart_Armstrong
16 Jan 2013 16:51 UTC
68 points
64 comments2 min readLW link

What We Owe to Ourselves

eapache
11 Apr 2020 1:34 UTC
22 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

Cu­ri­os­ity: A Greedy Feeling

AllAmericanBreakfast
11 Apr 2020 4:38 UTC
41 points
7 comments10 min readLW link

Law school taught me nothing

ketchupduck
11 Apr 2020 14:30 UTC
23 points
13 comments7 min readLW link

Nar­ra­tive Direc­tion and Rebellion

eapache
13 Apr 2020 1:07 UTC
8 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Mind Pro­jec­tion Fallacy

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Mar 2008 0:29 UTC
49 points
88 comments2 min readLW link

Catchy Fal­lacy Name Fal­lacy (and Sup­port­ing Disagree­ment)

JGWeissman
21 May 2009 6:01 UTC
28 points
57 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Un­der­stand­ing in­for­ma­tion cascades

13 Mar 2019 10:55 UTC
55 points
37 comments3 min readLW link

Simp­son’s Paradox

bentarm
12 Jan 2011 23:01 UTC
72 points
58 comments4 min readLW link

One Hun­dred Billion Chil­dren’s Sky

Hivewired
14 Apr 2020 16:33 UTC
20 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

[Question] Pop­u­lar pa­pers to be scru­ti­nized?

alyosha_the_pot
14 Apr 2020 19:50 UTC
13 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Prob­a­bil­is­tic Blue-Eyed Islanders

johnswentworth
15 Apr 2020 17:55 UTC
26 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Know­ing About Bi­ases Can Hurt People

Eliezer Yudkowsky
4 Apr 2007 18:01 UTC
112 points
80 comments2 min readLW link

Confabulation

lsusr
8 Dec 2019 10:18 UTC
45 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Brief Re­sponse to Sus­pended Rea­son on Par­allels Between Skyrms on Sig­nal­ing and Yud­kowsky on Lan­guage and Evidence

Zack_M_Davis
16 Apr 2020 3:44 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

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

Kaj_Sotala
8 Mar 2018 7:37 UTC
298 points
131 comments17 min readLW link3 nominations2 reviews

Schel­ling fences on slip­pery slopes

Scott Alexander
16 Mar 2012 23:44 UTC
294 points
203 comments6 min readLW link

“Cheat to Win”: Eng­ineer­ing Pos­i­tive So­cial Feedback

sarahconstantin
5 Feb 2018 23:16 UTC
261 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

Nam­ing the Nameless

sarahconstantin
22 Mar 2018 0:35 UTC
149 points
38 comments13 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

Eval­u­at­ing Pre­dic­tions in Hindsight

Zvi
16 Apr 2020 17:20 UTC
58 points
8 comments27 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Doors and Corners

Hivewired
16 Apr 2020 18:32 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Ex­pect­ing Short In­fer­en­tial Distances

Eliezer Yudkowsky
22 Oct 2007 23:42 UTC
187 points
104 comments3 min readLW link

Preface

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Mar 2015 19:00 UTC
342 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] How much mo­ti­va­tion do you de­rive from cu­ri­os­ity alone in your work/​re­search?

NaiveTortoise
17 Apr 2020 14:04 UTC
25 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

What is Ra­tion­al­ity?

Roko
1 Apr 2010 20:14 UTC
14 points
22 comments5 min readLW link

What is miss­ing from ra­tio­nal­ity?

Roko
27 Apr 2010 12:32 UTC
19 points
274 comments2 min readLW link

Is there a ra­tio­nal­ist skill tree yet?

fowlertm
30 Jan 2015 16:02 UTC
15 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What con­fi­dence in­ter­val should one re­port?

Jsevillamol
20 Apr 2020 10:31 UTC
4 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­plain­ing the Ra­tion­al­ist Move­ment to the Uninitiated

Mellivora
19 Apr 2020 20:53 UTC
3 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

In­tu­itions on Univer­sal Be­hav­ior of In­for­ma­tion at a Distance

johnswentworth
20 Apr 2020 21:44 UTC
26 points
3 comments8 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 17: Deflinch­ing and Lines of Retreat

Mark Xu
21 Apr 2020 17:45 UTC
22 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

The In­tel­li­gent So­cial Web

Valentine
22 Feb 2018 18:55 UTC
221 points
113 comments12 min readLW link3 nominations2 reviews

Heads I Win, Tails?—Never Heard of Her; Or, Selec­tive Re­port­ing and the Tragedy of the Green Rationalists

Zack_M_Davis
24 Sep 2019 4:12 UTC
219 points
31 comments8 min readLW link

The Costly Co­or­di­na­tion Mechanism of Com­mon Knowledge

Ben Pace
15 Mar 2018 20:20 UTC
211 points
30 comments20 min readLW link4 nominations2 reviews

Sun­set at Noon

Raemon
29 Nov 2017 14:52 UTC
196 points
19 comments17 min readLW link

Belief as Attire

Eliezer Yudkowsky
2 Aug 2007 17:13 UTC
61 points
103 comments2 min readLW link

Pro­fess­ing and Cheering

Eliezer Yudkowsky
2 Aug 2007 7:20 UTC
61 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

Act of Charity

jessicata
17 Nov 2018 5:19 UTC
181 points
49 comments8 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

Lonely Dissent

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 Dec 2007 4:23 UTC
48 points
84 comments4 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 18: Nega­tive Vi­su­al­iza­tion

Mark Xu
22 Apr 2020 16:06 UTC
9 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Sum­mary of “The Straw Vul­can”

alexvermeer
26 Dec 2011 16:29 UTC
34 points
27 comments6 min readLW link

Al­gorithms of De­cep­tion!

Zack_M_Davis
19 Oct 2019 18:04 UTC
18 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 19: Ham­ming Ques­tions for Pot­ted Plants

Mark Xu
23 Apr 2020 16:00 UTC
41 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

[Question] Do you trust the re­search on hand­writ­ing vs. typ­ing for notes?

NaiveTortoise
23 Apr 2020 20:49 UTC
25 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Ex­pres­sive Vocabulary

Alicorn
24 May 2018 6:59 UTC
216 points
69 comments5 min readLW link3 nominations1 review

A Case Study of Mo­ti­vated Continuation

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Oct 2007 1:27 UTC
26 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

SotW: Avoid Mo­ti­vated Cognition

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 May 2012 15:57 UTC
20 points
83 comments10 min readLW link

Mo­ti­vated skep­ti­cism: it’s harder to avoid than I’d think

Klao
9 Oct 2011 18:35 UTC
19 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Im­mod­esty, De­ceit and Mo­ti­vated Reasoning

whpearson
29 Oct 2017 10:34 UTC
16 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Link] Ide­ol­ogy, Mo­ti­vated Rea­son­ing, and Cog­ni­tive Reflec­tion: An Ex­per­i­men­tal Study

[deleted]
2 Dec 2012 14:43 UTC
14 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

LINK: Study demon­strates poli­ti­cally mo­ti­vated innumeracy

Alejandro1
4 Sep 2013 18:14 UTC
12 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

So­cial Im­pact, Effec­tive Altru­ism, and Mo­ti­vated Cognition

JonahS
8 Jun 2013 2:31 UTC
9 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

Iden­tities are [Sub­con­scious] Strategies

Ruby
15 Oct 2017 18:10 UTC
39 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

A Pro­cess for Deal­ing with Mo­ti­vated Reasoning

Ikaxas
3 Sep 2018 3:34 UTC
18 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Elephant in the Brain

Zvi
31 Dec 2017 17:30 UTC
71 points
9 comments31 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Is That Your True Re­jec­tion?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
6 Dec 2008 14:26 UTC
71 points
100 comments3 min readLW link

A Crash Course in the Neu­ro­science of Hu­man Motivation

lukeprog
19 Aug 2011 21:15 UTC
140 points
91 comments38 min readLW link

Would Your Real Prefer­ences Please Stand Up?

Scott Alexander
8 Aug 2009 22:57 UTC
54 points
132 comments4 min readLW link

To what de­gree do we have goals?

Scott Alexander
15 Jul 2011 23:11 UTC
48 points
52 comments7 min readLW link

Con­crete Take­aways Post-CFAR

lifelonglearner
24 Feb 2017 18:31 UTC
13 points
6 comments11 min readLW link

The Ritual

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Oct 2008 23:52 UTC
48 points
19 comments5 min readLW link

Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Backed By Deep Theories

Eliezer Yudkowsky
25 Apr 2009 18:52 UTC
49 points
114 comments4 min readLW link

Value of In­for­ma­tion: 8 examples

gwern
18 May 2012 23:45 UTC
53 points
43 comments7 min readLW link

5-sec­ond level case study: Value of information

Kaj_Sotala
22 Nov 2011 13:44 UTC
27 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

Referenc­ing the Unreferencable

Chris_Leong
4 Apr 2020 10:42 UTC
17 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 21: Ex­e­cut­ing Intentions

Mark Xu
25 Apr 2020 22:16 UTC
14 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

It’s Not About The Nail

eapache
26 Apr 2020 23:50 UTC
28 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 22: Mur­phyjitsu 2

Mark Xu
26 Apr 2020 20:18 UTC
12 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 23: TAPs 2

Mark Xu
27 Apr 2020 17:37 UTC
11 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Mak­ing His­tory Available

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Aug 2007 19:52 UTC
72 points
82 comments3 min readLW link

Failing to Learn from History

Eliezer Yudkowsky
30 Aug 2007 20:22 UTC
56 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

On Build­ing The­o­ries of History

Samo Burja
23 Feb 2018 23:40 UTC
69 points
20 comments4 min readLW link

An In­tu­itive Ex­pla­na­tion of Bayes’s Theorem

Eliezer Yudkowsky
1 Jan 2003 20:00 UTC
18 points
0 comments25 min readLW link

A Fable of Science and Politics

Eliezer Yudkowsky
23 Dec 2006 4:50 UTC
189 points
101 comments5 min readLW link

What Ev­i­dence Filtered Ev­i­dence?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
29 Sep 2007 23:10 UTC
55 points
43 comments4 min readLW link

Think­ing About Filtered Ev­i­dence Is (Very!) Hard

abramdemski
19 Mar 2020 23:20 UTC
85 points
29 comments14 min readLW link

Yes Re­quires the Pos­si­bil­ity of No

Scott Garrabrant
17 May 2019 22:39 UTC
129 points
39 comments2 min readLW link

Su­per­stim­uli and the Col­lapse of Western Civilization

Eliezer Yudkowsky
16 Mar 2007 18:10 UTC
77 points
87 comments4 min readLW link

Don’t Believe You’ll Self-Deceive

Eliezer Yudkowsky
9 Mar 2009 8:03 UTC
25 points
69 comments2 min readLW link

Dou­ble­think (Choos­ing to be Bi­ased)

Eliezer Yudkowsky
14 Sep 2007 20:05 UTC
53 points
164 comments4 min readLW link

No, Really, I’ve De­ceived Myself

Eliezer Yudkowsky
4 Mar 2009 23:29 UTC
76 points
78 comments2 min readLW link

Belief in Self-Deception

Eliezer Yudkowsky
5 Mar 2009 15:20 UTC
68 points
112 comments4 min readLW link

Moore’s Paradox

Eliezer Yudkowsky
8 Mar 2009 2:27 UTC
56 points
24 comments2 min readLW link

Self-de­cep­tion: Hypocrisy or Akra­sia?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
26 Mar 2007 17:03 UTC
40 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

Inad­e­quacy and Modesty

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
148 points
80 comments18 min readLW link

Be­ing the (Pareto) Best in the World

johnswentworth
24 Jun 2019 18:36 UTC
191 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

Nega­tive Feed­back and Simulacra

Elizabeth
29 Apr 2020 2:00 UTC
117 points
22 comments9 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Si­mu­lacra and Subjectivity

Benquo
5 Mar 2020 16:25 UTC
94 points
26 comments3 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Ex­cerpts from a larger dis­cus­sion about simulacra

Benquo
10 Apr 2019 21:27 UTC
52 points
30 comments6 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Mark Eichen­laub: How to de­velop sci­en­tific intuition

Kaj_Sotala
23 Oct 2018 13:30 UTC
81 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Mo­ti­vat­ing Ab­strac­tion-First De­ci­sion Theory

johnswentworth
29 Apr 2020 17:47 UTC
38 points
16 comments5 min readLW link

I do not like math

lsusr
29 Apr 2020 11:27 UTC
31 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 25: Re­cur­sive Self-Im­prove­ment

Mark Xu
29 Apr 2020 18:22 UTC
6 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

The Modesty Argument

Eliezer Yudkowsky
10 Dec 2006 21:42 UTC
41 points
39 comments10 min readLW link

“I don’t know.”

Eliezer Yudkowsky
21 Dec 2006 18:27 UTC
41 points
22 comments6 min readLW link

...What’s a bias, again?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Nov 2006 1:50 UTC
81 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Why truth? And...

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Nov 2006 1:49 UTC
90 points
51 comments3 min readLW link

Against strong bayesianism

ricraz
30 Apr 2020 10:48 UTC
49 points
63 comments6 min readLW link

Failure By Affec­tive Analogy

Eliezer Yudkowsky
18 Nov 2008 7:14 UTC
12 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

The Affect Heuris­tic, Sen­ti­ment, and Art

[deleted]
13 Sep 2010 23:05 UTC
68 points
58 comments3 min readLW link

Affec­tive Death Spirals

Eliezer Yudkowsky
2 Dec 2007 16:44 UTC
47 points
39 comments2 min readLW link

The Affect Heuristic

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Nov 2007 7:58 UTC
44 points
68 comments3 min readLW link

The Halo Effect

Eliezer Yudkowsky
30 Nov 2007 0:58 UTC
35 points
51 comments3 min readLW link

The Trou­ble With “Good”

Scott Alexander
17 Apr 2009 2:07 UTC
84 points
137 comments6 min readLW link

Gen­er­al­ized Effi­cient Mar­kets and Academia

johnswentworth
30 Apr 2020 21:59 UTC
45 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

The Em­bar­rass­ing Prob­lem of Pre­ma­ture Exploitation

Richard Meadows
30 Apr 2020 20:33 UTC
38 points
7 comments7 min readLW link
(thedeepdish.org)

Mak­ing your ex­plicit rea­son­ing trust­wor­thy

AnnaSalamon
29 Oct 2010 0:00 UTC
82 points
95 comments6 min readLW link

Adap­ta­tion-Ex­e­cuters, not Fit­ness-Maximizers

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Nov 2007 6:39 UTC
59 points
32 comments3 min readLW link

Med­i­ta­tion: the screen-and-watcher model of the hu­man mind, and how to use it

femtogrammar
1 May 2020 22:36 UTC
37 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] How do you whit­tle path-de­pen­dent (prob­a­bil­is­tic) ques­tions?

Mary Chernyshenko
2 May 2020 8:53 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

On Nega­tive Feed­back and Simulacra

Zvi
3 May 2020 17:00 UTC
47 points
7 comments29 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

What is a “Good” Pre­dic­tion?

eapache
3 May 2020 16:51 UTC
3 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Con­sis­tent Glo­ma­riza­tion should be feasible

Stuart_Armstrong
4 May 2020 10:06 UTC
13 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Named Distri­bu­tions as Artifacts

George
4 May 2020 8:54 UTC
23 points
9 comments15 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

New­comb’s Prob­lem and Re­gret of Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Jan 2008 19:36 UTC
88 points
605 comments10 min readLW link

New­comblike prob­lems are the norm

So8res
24 Sep 2014 18:41 UTC
53 points
111 comments7 min readLW link

Con­fu­sion about New­comb is con­fu­sion about counterfactuals

AnnaSalamon
25 Aug 2009 20:01 UTC
45 points
42 comments2 min readLW link

The Rob­bers Cave Experiment

Eliezer Yudkowsky
10 Dec 2007 6:18 UTC
49 points
66 comments3 min readLW link

Con­struc­tive Definitions

Chris_Leong
4 May 2020 23:50 UTC
15 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

The ways of knowing

aelwood
5 May 2020 20:35 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link
(pursuingreality.com)

A non-mys­ti­cal ex­pla­na­tion of “no-self” (three char­ac­ter­is­tics se­ries)

Kaj_Sotala
8 May 2020 10:37 UTC
67 points
30 comments20 min readLW link

How to take smart notes (Ahrens, 2017)

Yuxi_Liu
23 Jul 2019 15:34 UTC
58 points
10 comments6 min readLW link

Com­part­men­tal­iza­tion in epistemic and in­stru­men­tal ra­tio­nal­ity

AnnaSalamon
17 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
79 points
123 comments6 min readLW link

Utility need not be bounded

Richard_Kennaway
14 May 2020 18:10 UTC
31 points
33 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How to avoid Schel­ling points?

cwg1g16
14 May 2020 19:37 UTC
27 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

“It’s Okay”, In­struc­tions, Fo­cus­ing, Ex­pe­rienc­ing and Frames

Ouroborus
15 May 2020 0:49 UTC
16 points
6 comments7 min readLW link
(ouroborusdotblog.wordpress.com)

Crav­ing, suffer­ing, and pre­dic­tive pro­cess­ing (three char­ac­ter­is­tics se­ries)

Kaj_Sotala
15 May 2020 13:21 UTC
52 points
36 comments19 min readLW link

Con­jec­ture Workshop

johnswentworth
15 May 2020 22:41 UTC
34 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Why you should min­i­max in two-player zero-sum games

Nisan
17 May 2020 20:48 UTC
17 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Ex­tract­ing Value from Inad­e­quate Equilibria

eapache
18 May 2020 17:25 UTC
54 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Allow­ing Ex­ploita­bil­ity in Game Theory

Liam Goddard
17 May 2020 23:19 UTC
2 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How to con­vince Y that X has com­mit­ted a mur­der with >0.999999 prob­a­bil­ity?

Colin Tang
19 May 2020 22:55 UTC
1 point
35 comments1 min readLW link

Con­flict vs. mis­take in non-zero-sum games

Nisan
5 Apr 2020 22:22 UTC
141 points
32 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What are ob­jects that have made your life bet­ter?

Mark Xu
21 May 2020 20:59 UTC
26 points
51 comments1 min readLW link

Mazes Se­quence Summary

Zvi
23 May 2020 16:40 UTC
69 points
1 comment7 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

An Overview of For­mal Episte­mol­ogy (links)

lukeprog
6 Jan 2011 19:57 UTC
56 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are the best tools for record­ing pre­dic­tions?

Raemon
24 May 2020 19:15 UTC
14 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Why Ra­tion­al­ists Shouldn’t be In­ter­ested in To­pos Theory

jollybard
25 May 2020 5:35 UTC
70 points
12 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What is a de­ci­sion the­ory as a math­e­mat­i­cal ob­ject?

ejenner
25 May 2020 13:44 UTC
26 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

A tax­on­omy of Cruxes

elityre
27 May 2020 17:25 UTC
41 points
4 comments8 min readLW link

Too busy to think about life

Academian
22 Apr 2010 15:14 UTC
102 points
62 comments3 min readLW link

Trust-Build­ing: The New Ra­tion­al­ity Project

AllAmericanBreakfast
28 May 2020 22:53 UTC
38 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter: May 2020.

NunoSempere
31 May 2020 12:35 UTC
7 points
0 comments20 min readLW link

How ra­tio­nal is the path of least re­sis­tance?

TruetoThis
1 Jun 2020 1:34 UTC
3 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Over­cor­rect­ing As De­liber­ate Practice

lifelonglearner
1 Jun 2020 6:26 UTC
27 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Feed­back is cen­tral to agency

alexflint
1 Jun 2020 12:56 UTC
29 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

You See The Ter­ri­tory or Noth­ing at All

calebo
1 Jun 2020 15:24 UTC
7 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Sta­tus-Reg­u­lat­ing Emotions

lsusr
3 Jun 2020 22:32 UTC
27 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

A His­tory Of Univer­sal­ist Greed

namespace
4 Jun 2020 0:22 UTC
41 points
0 comments29 min readLW link
(www.thelastrationalist.com)

[Question] Effec­tive chil­dren education

kotrfa
3 Jun 2020 20:35 UTC
44 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

Vi­sual Bab­ble and Prune

AllAmericanBreakfast
4 Jun 2020 18:49 UTC
38 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

Die­tary De­bates among the Fruit Gnomes

Sherrinford
3 Jun 2020 14:09 UTC
25 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: Introduction

eapache
4 Jun 2020 1:03 UTC
14 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

The Stopped Clock Problem

eapache
4 Jun 2020 12:07 UTC
29 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Ba­sic Mindsets

ExCeph
6 Jun 2020 0:44 UTC
3 points
5 comments13 min readLW link

Self-help, hard and soft

technicalities
7 Jun 2020 15:39 UTC
16 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Prag­ma­tism and Completeness

G Gordon Worley III
12 Jun 2020 16:34 UTC
14 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Why do all out at­tacks ac­tu­ally work?

lc
12 Jun 2020 20:33 UTC
37 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

Down with Solomonoff In­duc­tion, up with the Pre­sump­tu­ous Philosopher

Charlie Steiner
12 Jun 2020 9:44 UTC
13 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

How alienated should you be?

Vaniver
14 Jun 2020 15:55 UTC
35 points
4 comments5 min readLW link

Causal­ity Adds Up to Normality

johnswentworth
15 Jun 2020 17:19 UTC
12 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

High-School Alge­bra for Data Structures

johnswentworth
17 Jun 2020 18:09 UTC
20 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Me­mory is not about the past

simbyotic
17 Jun 2020 16:43 UTC
−1 points
14 comments15 min readLW link

[Question] What is meant by Si­mul­cra Levels?

Chris_Leong
17 Jun 2020 2:20 UTC
21 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Types of Knowledge

Elizabeth
20 Jun 2020 17:20 UTC
22 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

The af­fect heuris­tic and study­ing autocracies

rockthecasbah
21 Jun 2020 4:07 UTC
13 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Train­ing our hu­mans on the wrong dataset

George
21 Jun 2020 17:17 UTC
4 points
5 comments8 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

Neu­ral Ba­sis for Global Workspace Theory

Hazard
22 Jun 2020 4:19 UTC
27 points
9 comments8 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tion = Com­pres­sion [Tran­script]

22 Jun 2020 23:54 UTC
59 points
9 comments8 min readLW link

Lo­cal­ity of goals

adamShimi
22 Jun 2020 21:56 UTC
15 points
7 comments6 min readLW link

Bet­ting with Manda­tory Post-Mortem

abramdemski
24 Jun 2020 20:04 UTC
80 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Miss­ing dog rea­son­ing [Tran­script]

26 Jun 2020 21:30 UTC
28 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Rad­i­cal Prob­a­bil­ism [Tran­script]

26 Jun 2020 22:14 UTC
45 points
11 comments6 min readLW link

Public Po­si­tions and Pri­vate Guts [Tran­script]

26 Jun 2020 23:00 UTC
21 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Map Er­rors: The Good, The Bad, and The Territory

orthonormal
27 Jun 2020 5:22 UTC
24 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Don’t Make Your Prob­lems Hide

orthonormal
27 Jun 2020 20:24 UTC
52 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Op­ti­mized Pro­pa­ganda with Bayesian Net­works: Com­ment on “Ar­tic­u­lat­ing Lay The­o­ries Through Graph­i­cal Models”

Zack_M_Davis
29 Jun 2020 2:45 UTC
67 points
10 comments4 min readLW link

Gödel’s Le­gacy: A game with­out end

Hazard
28 Jun 2020 18:50 UTC
29 points
10 comments12 min readLW link

Ab­strac­tions on In­con­sis­tent Data

eapache
29 Jun 2020 0:30 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Thoughts as open tabs

ryan wong
29 Jun 2020 12:13 UTC
14 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Si­tu­at­ing LessWrong in con­tem­po­rary philos­o­phy: An in­ter­view with Jon Livengood

Suspended Reason
1 Jul 2020 0:37 UTC
90 points
14 comments19 min readLW link

Noise on the Channel

abramdemski
2 Jul 2020 1:58 UTC
29 points
8 comments10 min readLW link

Sunk Cost Fallacy

Z_M_Davis
12 Apr 2009 17:30 UTC
37 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

Bi­ases: An Introduction

Rob Bensinger
11 Mar 2015 19:00 UTC
121 points
8 comments5 min readLW link

Clas­sify­ing games like the Pri­soner’s Dilemma

philh
4 Jul 2020 17:10 UTC
51 points
14 comments6 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

[Question] Repli­cated cog­ni­tive bias list?

moderock
4 Jul 2020 4:15 UTC
10 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Learn­ing the prior

paulfchristiano
5 Jul 2020 21:00 UTC
59 points
13 comments8 min readLW link
(ai-alignment.com)

Bet­ter pri­ors as a safety problem

paulfchristiano
5 Jul 2020 21:20 UTC
46 points
2 comments5 min readLW link
(ai-alignment.com)

[Question] Has any­one writ­ten up a con­sid­er­a­tion of Downs’s “Para­dox of Vot­ing” from the per­spec­tive of MIRI-ish de­ci­sion the­o­ries (UDT, FDT, or even just EDT)?

Jameson Quinn
6 Jul 2020 18:26 UTC
6 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Ham­mers and Nails

alkjash
23 Jan 2018 1:19 UTC
128 points
30 comments4 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

How An Al­gorithm Feels From Inside

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Feb 2008 2:35 UTC
134 points
80 comments4 min readLW link

Up­dated Hier­ar­chy of Disagreement

Bob Jacobs
28 May 2020 15:57 UTC
14 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Goal-di­rect­ed­ness is be­hav­ioral, not structural

adamShimi
8 Jun 2020 23:05 UTC
7 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

Coron­avirus as a test-run for X-risks

SDM
13 Jun 2020 21:00 UTC
61 points
8 comments18 min readLW link

God and Moses have a chat

Yitz
17 Jun 2020 18:34 UTC
7 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

In­no­va­tion and Dependence

smaslennikov
19 Jun 2020 19:39 UTC
3 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(smaslennikov.com)

Be­ware Iso­lated De­mands For Rigor

Scott Alexander
2 Sep 2017 19:50 UTC
65 points
1 comment8 min readLW link