Difference between revisions of "Preference"

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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/15c/would_your_real_preferences_please_stand_up Would Your Real Preferences Please Stand Up?] by [[Yvain]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/15c/would_your_real_preferences_please_stand_up Would Your Real Preferences Please Stand Up?] by [[Yvain]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/2tq/notion_of_preference_in_ambient_control/ Notion of Preference in Ambient Control] by [[Vladimir Nesov]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/6oo/to_what_degree_do_we_have_goals/ To What Degree Do We Have Goals?] by Yvain
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/6oo/to_what_degree_do_we_have_goals/ To What Degree Do We Have Goals?] by Yvain
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/6r6/tendencies_in_reflective_equilibrium/ Tendencies in Reflective Equilibrium] by Yvain
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/6r6/tendencies_in_reflective_equilibrium/ Tendencies in Reflective Equilibrium] by Yvain
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Preference is a normative side of optimization. Preference is roughly equivalent to goals and values, but the concept refers more to the sum total of all agent's goals and dispositions than to the individual components. For example, for an agent that runs a decision theory based on expected utility maximization, preference should specify both prior and utility function.

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