RE: Metarationality (was: JOIN: Alden Streeter)

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Aug 26 2002 - 11:15:15 MDT

> I
> did not say it would be rational only if you consciously chose
> it. I said
> it would be rational if you consciously chose it... *or* if it evolved...
> or, for that matter, if you unconsciously chose it out of intuitions that
> evolved or were trained to exploit that particular regularity in reality.

I think this third alternative, which you didn't mention before, is actually
closest to reality...

> In all cases, the success is nonaccidental; and is
> nonaccidental because
> it exploits a rationally understandable, rationally usable regularity in
> reality.

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