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81 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 26 February 2010 07:43AM

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Comment author: Jack 26 February 2010 09:30:50AM *  6 points [-]

I don't know if it belongs here or in a separate post but afaik there is no explanation of the Dutch book argument on Less Wrong. It seems like there should be. Just telling people that structuring your beliefs according to Bayes Theorem will make them accurate might not do the trick for some. The Dutch book argument makes it clear why you can't just use any old probability distribution.

Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 26 February 2010 10:28:17AM 7 points [-]

I thought about whether to include a Dutch Book discussion in this post, but felt it would have been too long and not as "deep core" as the other stuff. More like "supporting core". But yes, it would be good to have a discussion of that up on LW somewhere.

Comment author: wedrifid 26 February 2010 10:22:09AM 1 point [-]

I don't know if it belongs here or in a separate post but afaik there is no explanation of the Dutch book argument on Less Wrong. It seems like there should be.

Post away! (Then have someone add a link and summary of your post in the wiki.)

Comment author: Jack 26 February 2010 09:12:31PM 1 point [-]

I'm on it.