Difference between revisions of "Litany of Tarski"

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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/go/why_truth_and/ Why truth? And...] — You have an instrumental motive to care about the truth of your ''beliefs about'' anything you care about.
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/go/why_truth_and/ Why truth? And...] — You have an instrumental motive to care about the truth of your ''beliefs about'' anything you care about.
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/s/belief_in_selfdeception/ Belief in Self-Deception] — Deceiving yourself is harder than it seems. What looks like a successively adopted false belief may actually be just a [[belief in belief|belief in false belief]].
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/s/belief_in_selfdeception/ Belief in Self-Deception] — Deceiving yourself is harder than it seems. What looks like a successively adopted false belief may actually be just a [[belief in belief|belief in false belief]].
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/js/the_bottom_line/ The Bottom Line]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jw/a_rational_argument/ A Rational Argument]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Truth]]
 
*[[Truth]]
 
*[[Litany of Gendlin]]
 
*[[Litany of Gendlin]]
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*[[Epistemic hygiene]]
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*[[Rationalization]]
 
*[[Self-deception]]
 
*[[Self-deception]]
  

Revision as of 10:59, 14 March 2012

If the box contains a diamond,
I desire to believe that the box contains a diamond;
If the box does not contain a diamond,
I desire to believe that the box does not contain a diamond;
Let me not become attached to beliefs I may not want.

The Litany of Tarski is actually a litany template that can be stated about any fact. Here's another example:

If the sky is blue
I desire to believe that the sky is blue
If the sky is not blue
I desire to believe that the sky is not blue.

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