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DanielLC comments on Pascal's Mugging: Tiny Probabilities of Vast Utilities - Less Wrong

39 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 October 2007 11:37PM

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Comment author: DanielLC 17 October 2010 07:29:07PM *  1 point [-]

That just means you have to change the experiment. Suppose he just said he'll cause a certain amount of net disutility, without specifying how.

This works unless you assume a maximum possible disutility.

Comment author: Ulysses 22 January 2011 02:44:19AM 2 points [-]

You are not entitled to assume a maximum disutility, even if you think you see a proof for it (see Confidence Levels Inside and Outside an Argument).

Comment author: themusicgod1 12 September 2013 02:31:08PM 1 point [-]

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