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60 Post author: Alicorn 17 March 2010 01:17AM

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Comment author: djcb 17 March 2010 10:22:20AM 0 points [-]

This looks an interesting subject! Introspection is a bit of a difficult research assistant, but in some cases, the best that we have.

A minor point, you write that

Luminosity, as I'll use the term, is self-awareness

and also that the term 'luminosity' is already in use in a related, but different sense. Would it then not be clearer to simple call it 'self-awareness'? Or something else, say 'lucidity' (I'm sure there's something better), if you want diverge from what's normally meant with self-awareness.

Anyway, looking forward to the rest of the sequence.

Comment author: Academian 17 March 2010 12:05:43PM 1 point [-]

I think it doesn't hurt to have a term that calls up not only the notion of self-awareness, but also the attitude that Alicorn is creating about it. It will also help indicate the coherence of the sequence.

I love the standard that LessWrong.com sets for philosophy, and will be extremely pleased if this sequence can meet that standard on such an important topic!