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48 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 April 2009 02:41PM

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Comment author: timtyler 04 April 2009 08:02:21AM 1 point [-]

Re: The rationality that doesn't secure your wish isn't the true rationality.

Again with the example of handicap chess. You start with no knight. You wish to win. Actually you lose. Does that mean you were behaving irrationally? No, of course not! It is not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.