Rational Feed

Rationalist:

The Signal And The Corrective by Everything Studies – “From the inside, when you subscribe to a narrative, when you believe in it, it feels like you’ve stripped away all irrelevant noise and only the essence, The Underlying Principle, is left — the signal, in the language of information theory. However, that noise you just dismissed as irrelevant has other signals in it and sometimes people will consider them stronger, truer and more important.” A ong series of such dichotomies. How to actually convince people: acknowledge there signal has value.

Politics and Economics:

Euthyphro Dilemmas As Mathematical Objects by sam[]zdat – “This next series is going to be on epistemology. This is the introduction, just like the old one had an introduction, and that introduction still applies: it’s about nihilism and modernity, and it’s going to connect with politics and narcissism and values and meaning. Unlike the old series, it’s going to take me a bit to get there. The first series had a bunch of stuff we can agree on, like ‘Politics are things people do, sometimes with ballots and other times with guns.’ This one is going to have a lot we don’t agree on.”

Misc:

The Universal Plot Part I Consciousness Vs Pure Replicators by Qualia Computing – A long manifesto that formulates morality in terms of a struggle between wellbeing-oriented consciousness-centric values and valueless patterns who happen to be great at making copies of themselves.

Podcast:

50 Approaching Rationality With Kyle Moore by The Bayesian Conspiracy – Interview with the sound engineer. Strawman vs steelman. Death. Transhumanism. Double Crux. Clever arguments and evidence entanglement.

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Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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