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Auroch comments on Initiation Ceremony - Less Wrong

49 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 March 2008 08:40PM

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Comment author: Auroch 30 December 2010 09:36:51PM 13 points [-]

That isn't "knowing" something. That's believing it.

Comment author: JoshuaZ 30 December 2010 09:43:14PM *  3 points [-]

Not necessarily. I know a large amount of halachah (Orthodox Jewish law). I don't believe any of it. I also know a smaller amount of Catholic theology. I don't believe any of that either. Prioritization still makes sense. These really aren't great things to know much about if one wants any sort of real understanding.

Comment author: rocurley 10 August 2011 07:22:00PM 3 points [-]

You know the fact "the content of the halachah is _" (I don't know what the halachah says). However, you do not know "the content of the halachah is true", because that is a falsehood. If it were costless, I would choose to know the former, but not the latter.

Comment author: pnrjulius 09 April 2012 05:29:03AM 1 point [-]

But you CAN'T know the latter, not on the standard theory of knowledge as "justified true belief". You'd have belief, but probably not justified and surely not true.

Comment author: gwern 04 July 2013 03:22:39AM 1 point [-]

That hasn't been 'standard' since Gettier, I think.

Comment author: Keller 05 December 2013 09:44:52PM 0 points [-]

Sadly, people have been trying to prop up that rotting corpse ever since. Goldman is a decent example.