RE: Metarationality (was: JOIN: Alden Streeter)

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Aug 26 2002 - 00:57:36 MDT

> Again, because a mind exists as a pattern in a physical system which
> possesses a causal history, *any* actual choice of U *will* have a causal
> history, to which Bayesian rules will apply. No matter what reason you
> have for choosing a given U, or even if you just stick with the U you
> start with that happened for XYZ physical reasons, the Bayesian rules will
> apply to that U and determine its likelihood of correspondence with
> external reality.

The "objective" determination of the correspondence between some system's U
and physical reality, still has to be done within the context of some
assumed objective super-U, though...


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