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TagLast edit: 16 Apr 2020 19:39 UTC by Ruby

A technique or rationality technique is a set of actions (including “mental actions”) for improving one’s thinking so as to form accurate beliefs and/​or make better decisions. Ideally, techniques are refined to the point that they can be taught and trained.

CFAR Par­ti­ci­pant Hand­book now available to all

Duncan_Sabien3 Jan 2020 15:43 UTC
217 points
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Ta­boo Your Words

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Feb 2008 22:53 UTC
160 points
129 comments3 min readLW link

Leave a Line of Retreat

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Feb 2008 23:57 UTC
130 points
73 comments4 min readLW link

Prob­lem re­lax­ation as a tactic

TurnTrout22 Apr 2020 23:44 UTC
107 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

Dou­ble Crux — A Strat­egy for Mu­tual Understanding

Duncan_Sabien2 Jan 2017 4:37 UTC
144 points
104 comments12 min readLW link

Truly Part Of You

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Nov 2007 2:18 UTC
127 points
59 comments4 min readLW link

Ham­mers and Nails

alkjash23 Jan 2018 1:19 UTC
78 points
34 comments4 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Shoulder Ad­vi­sors 101

Duncan_Sabien9 Oct 2021 5:30 UTC
152 points
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Avoid­ing Rationalization

dspeyer15 Jan 2020 10:55 UTC
15 points
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Key De­ci­sion Anal­y­sis—a fun­da­men­tal ra­tio­nal­ity technique

Eli Tyre12 Jan 2020 5:59 UTC
43 points
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Be­com­ing Unusu­ally Truth-Oriented

abramdemski3 Jan 2020 1:27 UTC
88 points
20 comments10 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 4: Murphyjitsu

Mark Xu18 Feb 2020 17:33 UTC
21 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

A Pro­cess for Deal­ing with Mo­ti­vated Reasoning

Ikaxas3 Sep 2018 3:34 UTC
15 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Con­crete Take­aways Post-CFAR

lifelonglearner24 Feb 2017 18:31 UTC
20 points
6 comments11 min readLW link

Vi­sual Men­tal Imagery Training

GuySrinivasan19 Feb 2013 22:21 UTC
35 points
51 comments4 min readLW link

Fix it and tell us what you did

JulianMorrison23 Apr 2009 14:54 UTC
47 points
39 comments1 min readLW link

What are the Best Ham­mers in the Ra­tion­al­ist Com­mu­nity?

Bound_up24 Jan 2018 14:43 UTC
17 points
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Seven habits to­wards highly effec­tive minds

Richard_Ngo5 Sep 2019 23:10 UTC
38 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Train­ing Regime Day 20: OODA Loop

Mark Xu24 Apr 2020 18:11 UTC
23 points
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Chain Breaking

Mark Xu29 Dec 2020 1:06 UTC
22 points
5 comments10 min readLW link
(markxu.com)

[Question] Why didn’t we find katas for ra­tio­nal­ity?

ChristianKl14 Sep 2021 16:43 UTC
7 points
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Cup-Stack­ing Skills (or, Reflex­ive In­vol­un­tary Men­tal Mo­tions)

Duncan_Sabien11 Oct 2021 7:16 UTC
101 points
35 comments7 min readLW link

Tak­ing a sim­plified model

dominicq16 Nov 2021 22:21 UTC
7 points
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Split and Commit

Duncan_Sabien21 Nov 2021 6:27 UTC
149 points
27 comments7 min readLW link

The ‘5 Main Mus­cles of Move­ment’ Made Easy.

leggi7 Dec 2019 9:17 UTC
5 points
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Phys­i­cal al­ign­ment—do you have it? Take a minute & check.

leggi5 Feb 2020 4:02 UTC
4 points
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Unoffi­cial Canon on Ap­plied Rationality

ScottL15 Feb 2016 13:03 UTC
63 points
32 comments23 min readLW link

Prob­lem Solv­ing with Mazes and Crayon

johnswentworth19 Jun 2018 6:15 UTC
137 points
26 comments7 min readLW link

Body Align­ment & Balance. Our Midline Anatomy & the Me­dian Plane.

leggi22 Aug 2019 10:24 UTC
16 points
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Two Truths and a Lie

Psychohistorian23 Dec 2009 6:34 UTC
70 points
67 comments2 min readLW link

How to brain­storm effectively

PECOS-919 May 2012 21:29 UTC
63 points
27 comments6 min readLW link

Speci­fic­ity: Your Brain’s Superpower

Liron2 Sep 2019 12:53 UTC
58 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

11 core ra­tio­nal­ist skills

Roko2 Dec 2009 8:09 UTC
56 points
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In­ter­nal Dou­ble Crux

alkjash19 Mar 2018 5:50 UTC
38 points
34 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Su­per­hu­man Meta Process

SquirrelInHell3 Jan 2018 13:39 UTC
21 points
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(squirrelinhell.blogspot.com)

Tak­ing the Ham­mer­time Fi­nal Exam

lifelonglearner22 Mar 2018 17:22 UTC
15 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Fight Bi­ases, or Route Around Them?

Scott Alexander25 Mar 2009 22:23 UTC
27 points
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Make an ap­point­ment with your saner self

MalcolmOcean8 Feb 2019 5:05 UTC
28 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Re­duc­tion­ism Revisited

alkjash20 Mar 2018 6:00 UTC
11 points
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(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Train­ing Regime Day 0: Introduction

Mark Xu14 Feb 2020 8:22 UTC
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Train­ing Regime Day 1: What is ap­plied ra­tio­nal­ity?

Mark Xu15 Feb 2020 21:03 UTC
28 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 2: Search­ing for bugs

Mark Xu16 Feb 2020 17:16 UTC
21 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 3: Tips and Tricks

Mark Xu17 Feb 2020 18:53 UTC
23 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 6: Seek­ing Sense

Mark Xu20 Feb 2020 17:33 UTC
8 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 7: Goal Factoring

Mark Xu21 Feb 2020 17:55 UTC
11 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 8: Noticing

Mark Xu22 Feb 2020 19:47 UTC
14 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 9: Dou­ble-Crux

Mark Xu23 Feb 2020 18:08 UTC
11 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 10: Systemization

Mark Xu24 Feb 2020 17:20 UTC
13 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 11: So­cratic Ducking

Mark Xu25 Feb 2020 17:19 UTC
10 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 12: Focusing

Mark Xu26 Feb 2020 19:07 UTC
10 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 13: Re­solve Cycles

Mark Xu27 Feb 2020 17:45 UTC
9 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 14: Traf­fic Jams

Mark Xu28 Feb 2020 17:52 UTC
7 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 15: CoZE

Mark Xu29 Feb 2020 17:13 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 16: Ham­ming Questions

Mark Xu1 Mar 2020 18:46 UTC
7 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 17: Deflinch­ing and Lines of Retreat

Mark Xu21 Apr 2020 17:45 UTC
23 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 18: Nega­tive Vi­su­al­iza­tion

Mark Xu22 Apr 2020 16:06 UTC
9 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 19: Ham­ming Ques­tions for Pot­ted Plants

Mark Xu23 Apr 2020 16:00 UTC
44 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 21: Ex­e­cut­ing Intentions

Mark Xu25 Apr 2020 22:16 UTC
13 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 22: Mur­phyjitsu 2

Mark Xu26 Apr 2020 20:18 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 23: TAPs 2

Mark Xu27 Apr 2020 17:37 UTC
14 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Train­ing Regime Day 24: Re­solve Cy­cles 2

Mark Xu28 Apr 2020 19:00 UTC
15 points
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Train­ing Regime Day 25: Re­cur­sive Self-Im­prove­ment

Mark Xu29 Apr 2020 18:22 UTC
10 points
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A frame­work for speed reading

limerott16 Sep 2019 18:52 UTC
25 points
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(limerott.com)

TSR #3 En­train­ment: Discussion

Hazard1 Dec 2017 16:46 UTC
11 points
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Re­place the Sym­bol with the Substance

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Feb 2008 18:12 UTC
63 points
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[Question] Do you do weekly or daily re­views? What are they like?

benwr5 Aug 2019 1:23 UTC
23 points
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Share Your Anti-Akra­sia Tricks

Vladimir_Golovin15 May 2009 19:06 UTC
24 points
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Akra­sia Tac­tics Re­view 2: The Akra­sia Strikes Back

polutropon16 Jul 2013 2:17 UTC
31 points
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Use­ful Ques­tions Repository

Qiaochu_Yuan25 Jul 2013 2:58 UTC
40 points
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Pos­i­tive Queries—How Fetching

Benquo30 Apr 2014 2:24 UTC
36 points
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Back Up and Ask Whether, Not Why

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Nov 2008 19:20 UTC
50 points
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Catch­ing the Spark

LoganStrohl30 Jan 2021 23:23 UTC
98 points
20 comments36 min readLW link

Why you should try a live read­ing session

Nihal M26 Jun 2021 8:30 UTC
12 points
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[Question] How to gen­er­ate idea/​solu­tions to solve a prob­lem?

warrenjordan29 Oct 2021 0:53 UTC
2 points
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De­po­si­tions and Rationality

Pablo Repetto4 Nov 2021 0:10 UTC
16 points
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