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25 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 January 2009 01:41AM

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Comment author: diegocaleiro 22 November 2010 11:31:59PM 1 point [-]

It is not irrelevant for the point Toby Ord was making. He was considering it odd that Eliezer takes properties which are not intrinsic to one's brain states as increasing or decreasing the amount of fun.

Most people (myself included) consider that the amount of fun you are having is completely determined by the sum of brain states you have in a time interval.

So my comment is relevant in that if Eliezer had misconceived the possibility of having two different beliefs while having the same brain state (in which case I would recommend reading Dennett's "Beyond Belief" his best article) he can retract his misconception, state his new position, and give Ord a chance to agree or disagree with his coherent position.

Comment author: CronoDAS 23 November 2010 04:33:24AM 6 points [-]

Most people (myself included) consider that the amount of fun you are having is completely determined by the sum of brain states you have in a time interval.

Eliezer is using "Fun" to mean something other than what you are.