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48 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 November 2007 03:19AM

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Comment author: michael_vassar3 22 November 2007 11:46:01PM 0 points [-]

Toby, I think you should probably have mentioned Derek Parfit as a reference when stating that "I'm claiming that you can quite coherently think that you wouldn't take it (because that is how your psychology is set up) and yet that you should take it (because it would make your life go better). Such conflicts happen all the time.", as the claim needs substantialy background to be obvious, but as I'm mentioning him here you don't need to any more.