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The Litany of Tarski can be stated about any fact. Here's another example:
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The '''Litany of Tarski''' is actually a meta-litany can be stated about any fact. Here's another example:
  
 
:If the sky is blue
 
:If the sky is blue
:I desire to believe "the sky is blue"
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::I desire to believe that the sky is blue
 
:If the sky is not blue
 
:If the sky is not blue
:I desire to believe "the sky is not blue".
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::I desire to believe that the sky is not blue.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 12:37, 7 September 2009

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 meta-litany 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.

See also

Blog posts

Posts by Eliezer Yudkowsky: