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40 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 01 November 2007 03:57AM

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Comment author: pdf23ds 01 November 2007 08:59:08PM 0 points [-]

Michael, I think you might be right about the epistemology thing. I am definitely a reductionist.

Nick, I wonder how the epistemology of The Simple Truth compares to a reductionist epistemology. It seems like it might be neutral in that regard. On the other hand, I think it puts Occam's Razor in a pretty central position, which might be said to strongly favor reductionism.

For me, the opposite of magical thinking is reductionism. The Simple Truth is basically a response to magical thinking.