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68 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 November 2007 09:01AM

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Comment author: Roland2 25 November 2007 04:52:55PM 0 points [-]

I don't understand your use of the word "versus" in the following sentence:

"The corresponding essential of pragmatic rationality - decision theory, versus probability theory - is to always see..."

versus means: As the alternative to or in contrast with.

I thought that probability theory is an integral part of decision theory, so the "versus" doesn't make sense.