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77 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 October 2012 06:16PM

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Comment author: MBlume 02 October 2012 09:18:08PM *  16 points [-]

The other day Yvain was reading aloud from Feser and I said I wished Feser would read The Simple Truth. I don't think this would help quite as much.

The Simple Truth sought to convey the intuition that truth is not just a property of propositions in brains, but of any system successfully entangled with another system. Once the shepherd's leveled up a bit in his craftsmanship, the sheep can pull aside the curtain, drop a pebble into the bucket, and the level in the bucket will remain true without human intervention.

Comment author: thomblake 03 October 2012 01:59:14PM 0 points [-]

Good point.