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The role of neodeconstructive rationalism in the works of Less Wrong

33 Post author: thomblake 01 April 2010 02:17PM

Summary: Yudkowsky's fiction emphasizes neodeconstructive rationalism, which serves as a bridge between class and sexual identity. Materialist libertarianism (in the metaphysical sense) implies quantum nonrealism, but examining the works of Vinge, Gibson, and especially Egan in this light generates the discourse of semitoic consciousness.

1. Precapitalist textual theory and neodeconstructive rationalism

In the works of Yudkowsky, a predominant concept is the concept of cultural reality. It is not enough to believe in belief; one must make beliefs pay rent  It could be said that Salamon’s model of neodeconstructive rationalism implies that class has significance, given that the premise of materialist libertarianism is invalid. Given that absence of evidence is evidence of absence, an abundance of discourses concerning Pearlean absurdity may be revealed.

The main theme of the works of Alicorn is not depatriarchialism, but postdepatriarchialism. Thus, Yvain suggests the use of neoconstructive narrative to modify culture. After all, guessing the teacher's password is merely a route to more semantic stopsigns. The defining characteristic, and subsequent dialectic, of materialist libertarianism intrinsic to Yudkowsky’s Three Worlds Collide is also evident in The Sword of Good, although in a more mythopoetical sense.

It could be said that the primary theme of Jaynes's analysis of neodeconstructive rationalism is the bridge between class and sexual identity. pjeby promotes the use of the cultural paradigm of consensus to deconstruct class divisions.

Thus, if neodeconstructive rationalism holds, we have to choose between postdialectic conceptualist theory and subcapitalist theory. But would that take place on a level greater than merely disputing definitions? Several appropriations concerning the stasis of dialectic art exist.

But the characteristic theme of the works of Bayes is a postpatriarchial reality. Hanson’s critique of materialist libertarianism holds that the establishment is meaningless. But is it really just an empty label?

2. Expressions of futility

“Sexual identity is part of the stasis of language,” says Vinge. Thus, Dennett states that we have to choose between Sartreist absurdity and capitalist libertarianism; taw's critique brings this into sharp focus. If neodeconstructive rationalism holds, the works of Yudkowsky are modernistic.

“Culture is used in the service of the status quo,” says Dennett; however, according to Crowe, it is not so much culture that is used in the service of the status quo, but rather the failure, and therefore the defining characteristic, of culture. But the subject is interpolated into a materialist libertarianism that includes art as a whole. Pearl holds that we have to choose between Humean qualitative post praxis and the neodialectic paradigm of consensus.

In the works of Yudkowsky, a predominant concept is the distinction between figure and ground; the generalized anti-zombie principle stands in tension with the tragedy of group selectionism It could be said that Blake uses the term neodeconstructive rationalism to denote the role of the participant as artist. The main theme of Hanson's analysis of materialist libertarianism is the economy, and eventually the stasis, of semiotic society.

But the primary theme of the works of Egan is not constructivism as such, but neoconstructivism. Sarkar states that the works of Egan are postmodern.

In a sense, Hanson uses the term 'materialist libertarianism' to denote the role of the writer as artist. Quantum non-realism implies that sexuality is used to marginalize minorities, but only if culture is distinct from language.

3. Yudkowsky and neodeconstructive rationalism

In the works of Yudkowsky, a predominant concept is the concept of timeless control. However, MichaelVassar suggests the use of materialist libertarianism to analyse and modify narrativity. The characteristic theme of the works of Gibson is the role of the writer as observer.

Therefore, in Virtual Light, Gibson deconstructs the conscious sorites paradox; in All Tomorrow’s Parties, however, he analyses the moral void. It could be said that the subject is contextualised into a neodeconstructive rationalism that includes art as a whole. Any number of situationisms concerning Bayesian rationality may be discovered.

Comments (22)

Comment author: Rain 01 April 2010 02:45:46PM *  7 points [-]

These stories really blow your mind, man. Like: whoa! <magic fingers>

Comment author: SilasBarta 01 April 2010 02:54:18PM *  5 points [-]

Huh? Are we being Sokal'd?

ETA: Oh, right, April Fool's. Nice use of a top-level post.

Comment author: Rain 01 April 2010 02:55:53PM *  13 points [-]

Nothing on the internet can be trusted on April 1st. I brought a book so I could still have something to do while at work.

Comment author: Liron 01 April 2010 04:55:48PM 22 points [-]

For a minute there I actually thought you were serious about reading a book

Comment author: thomblake 01 April 2010 03:01:47PM 1 point [-]

That's an interesting question. The Sokal affair happened due to lack of peer review before publishing the paper. In this case, I can publish anything I want until I get about 2200 downvotes (or 220 downvotes on articles). Of course, this would require people to have at least 2200 karma collectively devoted to downvoting me in order to accomplish this.

That said, I think the topic of neodeconstructive rationalism deserves at least as much 'serious thought' here as semiotic postcontextualism.

Comment author: RobinZ 01 April 2010 03:24:13PM 1 point [-]

What does "deconstructive" mean? </sincerity>

Comment author: thomblake 01 April 2010 03:27:31PM 1 point [-]

"deconstructive" means "concerned with deconstruction".

"deconstruction" is the act-noun form of "deconstruct".

Comment author: RobinZ 01 April 2010 03:45:37PM 2 points [-]

What does "deconstructive" mean if "deconstruct" is tabooed?

Comment author: thomblake 01 April 2010 04:00:52PM 3 points [-]

From Wikipedia:

Derrida began speaking and writing publicly at a time when the French intellectual scene was experiencing an increasing rift between what could broadly be called "phenomenological" and "structural" approaches to understanding individual and collective life. For those with a more phenomenological bent the goal was to understand experience by comprehending and describing its genesis, the process of its emergence from an origin or event. For the structuralists, this was precisely the false problem, and the "depth" of experience could in fact only be an effect of structures which are not themselves experiential. It is in this context that in 1959 Derrida asks the question: Must not structure have a genesis, and must not the origin, the point of genesis, be already structured, in order to be the genesis of something?

Comment author: ShardPhoenix 02 April 2010 09:20:00AM 13 points [-]

what

Comment author: ata 01 April 2010 10:11:45PM 6 points [-]

Nothing.

Comment author: thomblake 01 April 2010 03:48:20PM 2 points [-]
Comment author: cousin_it 01 April 2010 11:42:08PM *  10 points [-]

See "How to Deconstruct Almost Anything" - an engineer's trip report into postmodernist studies. I enjoyed it a lot.

Comment author: RobinZ 01 April 2010 11:55:04PM 0 points [-]

This is an interesting link - I will include it among my hypotheses when considering deconstruction in the future.

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 01 April 2010 04:54:47PM 22 points [-]

THAT'S NOT TRUE!

(Flees in tears.)

Comment author: gwern 12 April 2010 04:48:33PM 20 points [-]

"What is truth?"

Comment author: Liron 01 April 2010 04:58:42PM 21 points [-]

I feel like now I have a really deep understanding. Basically everything is highly interconnected.

Comment author: gwern 16 November 2010 04:10:04AM 13 points [-]

They also have many layers - like onions.

Comment author: Academian 01 April 2010 06:37:47PM 0 points [-]

How are April fool's jokes supposed to be voted on here, up or down?

Comment author: wnoise 01 April 2010 06:41:32PM 26 points [-]

That depends on whether you wish to see more April fool's jokes, or fewer.

Comment author: thomblake 01 April 2010 08:14:11PM 12 points [-]

up, obviously.

Comment author: thomblake 03 April 2010 04:36:37AM 15 points [-]

For reference, this post was constructed by taking the output of the postmodernism generator and carefully hand-editing to replace literary/philosophical references to things recognizable around here, cleaning up the text to make it a bit more consistent, and adding in a bunch of named links to Lw articles.

I had been planning to post something that would serve as a proper send-up of the site, but realized I'm not quite that funny and clever.