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Comment author: Milan_Griffes 19 February 2018 04:46:33PM 0 points [-]

Wisdom and predictive power seem not conceptually distinct.

I'm using "predictive power" as something like "ability to see what's coming down the pipe" and "wisdom" as something like "ability to assess whether what's coming down the pipe is good or bad, according to one's value system."

On your broader point, I agree that these attributes are all tangled up in each other. I don't think there's a useful way to draw clean distinctions here.

I was a bit confused that you write about things to prioritise, but don't refer back to the 5 attributes of the steering capacity.

This is a good point, I'll think about this more & get back to you.

quite similar to my own experience in that I wrote a philosophy essay about cluelessness

I'd like to read this. Could you link to it here, or (if private) send it to the email address on this page? https://flightfromperfection.com/pages/about.html

Comment author: SiebeRozendal 20 February 2018 10:32:37AM 1 point [-]

Sure! Here it is.