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15 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 09 March 2009 08:03AM

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Comment author: bill 09 March 2009 02:51:30PM 7 points [-]

"Act as if" might work.

For example, I act as if people are nicer than they are (because it gets me better outcomes than other possible strategies I've tried).

This also has the benefit of clearly separating action (what we can do) from information (what we know) and preferences (what we want).