Ra­tion­al­ity Verification

TagLast edit: 1 Mar 2021 8:38 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Verifying rationality is possibly the single largest problem for those desiring to create methods of systematically training for increased epistemic and instrumental rationality—how to verify that the training actually worked. Very Awful Things happen to people who set out to build training methods and schools without strong means of verification—two hideous historical examples being modern-day practice of martial arts (once the teachers are no longer fighting duels to the death) and the proliferating “schools” of psychotherapy (in the entire absence of any experimental evidence that one school worked better than another, and indeed, in the presence of experimental evidence that the schools did no have any discernible difference in effectiveness).

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3 Levels of Ra­tion­al­ity Verification

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Mar 2009 17:19 UTC
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The Mar­tial Art of Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Nov 2006 20:00 UTC
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Ver­ify­ing Ra­tion­al­ity via Ra­tion­

Louie25 Mar 2011 16:32 UTC
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[Question] What should ex­pe­rienced ra­tio­nal­ists know?

sapphire13 Oct 2020 17:32 UTC
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Epistemic Viciousness

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Mar 2009 23:33 UTC
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Schools Pro­lifer­at­ing Without Evidence

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Mar 2009 6:43 UTC
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In What Ways Have You Be­come Stronger?

Vladimir_Nesov15 Mar 2009 20:44 UTC
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The Cor­rect Con­trar­ian Cluster

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Dec 2009 22:01 UTC
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Check­list of Ra­tion­al­ity Habits

AnnaSalamon7 Nov 2012 21:19 UTC
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[Question] How to build com­mon knowl­edge of ra­tio­nal­ity and hon­esty?

MikkW21 Feb 2021 6:07 UTC
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A test of your ra­tio­nal­ity skills

Max H20 Apr 2023 1:19 UTC
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Take the Ra­tion­al­ity Test to de­ter­mine your ra­tio­nal think­ing style

Gunnar_Zarncke9 Dec 2016 23:10 UTC
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Test Your Rationality

RobinHanson1 Mar 2009 13:21 UTC
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Ra­tion­al­ity Tough­ness Tests

RobinHanson6 Apr 2009 1:12 UTC
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A Sense That More Is Possible

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Mar 2009 1:15 UTC
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