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jacobjacob comments on Oxford Prioritisation Project: Version 0 - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: jacobjacob 16 March 2017 01:47:22PM 2 points [-]
  1. When I and Tom came up with that, I don't think we meant "belief" to be imbued with the usual philosophical connotations. Rather, we intended it to mean something like "action-guiding, introspectively accessible representation of a state of affairs existing independently of whether it is queried".

When people ask me what I think about the world, I can often come up with lots of intelligent sounding answers -- but it is unfortunately more rare that my actual actions, plans and normative evaluations are somehow suitably hooked up to, and crucially depend upon, those answers.