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==Summary==
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Taking the '''outside view''' means reasoning in [[far mode]] in cases where one would ordinarily use [[near mode]] thinking. It's a solution to the [[planning fallacy]], and is generally useful in cases where details are selectively unavailable or impossible to make use of in an unbiased way.
  
Taking the outside view means reasoning in [[far mode]] in cases where one would ordinarily use [[near mode]] thinking. It's a solution to the [[planning fallacy]], and is generally useful in cases where details are selectively unavailable or impossible to make use of in an unbiased way.
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==Related concepts==
  
==References==
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*[[Planning fallacy]]
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/09/planning-fallac.html Planning Fallacy] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[[Far mode]], [[Near mode]]
  
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jg/planning_fallacy/ Planning Fallacy] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/rj/surface_analogies_and_deep_causes/ Surface Analogies and Deep Causes] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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Revision as of 02:17, 18 July 2009

Taking the outside view means reasoning in far mode in cases where one would ordinarily use near mode thinking. It's a solution to the planning fallacy, and is generally useful in cases where details are selectively unavailable or impossible to make use of in an unbiased way.

Related concepts

Blog posts