From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Aug 25 2002 - 14:05:51 MDT
> On Sunday, August 25, 2002, at 03:29 PM, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > Stepping outside the mind, and taking an objectivist perspective, one
> > can
> > ask whether a mind acts approximately rationally relative to the
> > universal
> > set U of the actual universe. This is a different question. What
> > you'll
> > find is that minds act *more* approximately rationally relative to the
> > U's
> > that it constructs based on its experience, than based on the
> > universe's U.
> > Because our knowledge is finite, and this finitude affects our
> > probabilistic
> > inferences in concrete & quantitative ways...
> I think this is a good explanation for why I'm pursuing enlightenment,
> since this sounds very similar to what might be thought of as obtaining
> the Tao. A person who is enlightened might be thought of as a person
> who knows U.
My old Burmese friend "U Ba Win" would be delighted to hear that ;)
But I would suspect rather that a person who is enlightened realizes that no
fixed U, or no fixed anything, exists ...
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