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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jw/a_rational_argument/ A Rational Argument]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jw/a_rational_argument/ A Rational Argument]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/39/tarski_statements_as_rationalist_exercise/ Tarski Statements as Rationalist Exercise] by [[Vladimir Nesov]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/39/tarski_statements_as_rationalist_exercise/ Tarski Statements as Rationalist Exercise] by [[Vladimir Nesov]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gt/a_fable_of_science_and_politics/ A Fable of Science and Politics] -- characters discover the color of the sky, with political implications.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 16:04, 6 April 2017

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.

Blog posts

See also