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peter_hurford comments on ...What's a bias, again? - Less Wrong

35 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 November 2006 01:50AM

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Comment author: peter_hurford 17 August 2011 04:51:55AM 0 points [-]

Biases seem like they could be understood in terms of logical validity. Even if you reason solely from sound premises, you could still adopt an invalid argument (aka a fallacy; a conclusion that does not actually follow from the premises, no matter how true). I suggest the definition that biases are whatever cause people to adopt invalid arguments.