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125 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 17 November 2011 07:28PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 17 November 2011 03:58:49PM *  3 points [-]

Akrasia has been talked about a lot, with little progress. This approach doesn't seem useful, maybe because it's solving the wrong problem. You are right about my comment being too general, though, and I retract the claim as stated.

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 17 November 2011 04:06:54PM 1 point [-]

Akrasia has been talked about a lot, with little progress.

Agreed that this strongly argues against thinking up new amazing solutions just to put them in comments to the post. ("Hold off on proposing solutions" seems usually misused. An injunction closer to the present topic is Beware of Other-Optimizing.)