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lifelonglearner comments on Noble excuses - Less Wrong Discussion

3 Post author: Elo 13 March 2017 11:29PM

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Comment author: lifelonglearner 14 March 2017 05:06:03AM 2 points [-]

This feels related to how we can lie to ourselves and rationalize our actions. It feels like some sort of defense mechanism where we execute some sort of search for "most ego-preserving thing I can tell myself which still maintains internal consistency", which then generates the noble excuse...or something like that.

Comment author: Elo 14 March 2017 06:56:07AM 0 points [-]

Yes that's about right.