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JulianMorrison comments on Living Luminously - Less Wrong

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

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Comment author: JulianMorrison 17 March 2010 07:43:56PM 2 points [-]

Thanks - just learning that concept has actually appreciably increased my (self) understanding.

Comment author: Jack 17 March 2010 07:54:21PM 15 points [-]

In case it isn't obvious to people: The name is a pun. If there are "b"-liefs there must be "a"-liefs. One way to think about an alief is as a kind of proto-belief.

Comment author: Will_Newsome 09 April 2010 12:39:01PM 4 points [-]

Another one that I think has yet to escape Benton house is 'cesire', along the same lines.

Comment author: RobinZ 09 April 2010 12:49:22PM 0 points [-]

All I'm finding on the Internets is Aimé Césaire - elaboration?

Comment author: tut 09 April 2010 01:02:56PM 2 points [-]

I would assume that cesire is a modified version of desire, possibly a tendency to act to further a certain cause even if you desire something else.

Comment author: RobinZ 09 April 2010 02:28:44PM 1 point [-]

So would I; I would still like an elaboration.

Comment author: steven0461 15 July 2010 06:01:35PM *  2 points [-]

It's from p642 of the pdf you linked.

Comment author: RobinZ 19 July 2010 03:50:34PM *  1 point [-]

Thanks! It took me a while to sort of get a handle on the idea - I still didn't get it when I posted the above comic.

Edit: The above comment. Geez, sleep-deprived much?