Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Meetup - usefulness and meaning of "truth"
This week we'll be discussing the subject of Truth - what is it, what are we aiming for exactly, why is it a useful concept to think about, etc. (Yes, this is the same subject as last week, but only one person showed up last week.)
Reading material, ordered roughly by readability:
- Eliezer Yudkowsky (EY): Why Truth? And ...
- EY: The Simple Truth
- EY: The Useful Idea of Truth
- Why I Reject the Correspondence Theory of Truth
- Rationally Speaking blog, Theories of Truth
More technical reading for those who want it: