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The metaphor is intended to have complex connotations, rather than being strictly positive.  Do modern-day martial arts suffer from being [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2i/epistemic_viciousness/ insufficiently tested in realistic fighting], and do attempts at [[rationality]] training run into the same problem?
 
The metaphor is intended to have complex connotations, rather than being strictly positive.  Do modern-day martial arts suffer from being [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2i/epistemic_viciousness/ insufficiently tested in realistic fighting], and do attempts at [[rationality]] training run into the same problem?
  
===Blog Posts===
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==Blog posts==
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2006/11/the_martial_art.html The Martial Art of Rationality] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] (basic introduction of the metaphor and some of its consequences)
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2006/11/the_martial_art.html The Martial Art of Rationality] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] - Basic introduction of the metaphor and some of its consequences.
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2c/a_sense_that_more_is_possible/ A Sense That More Is Possible] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] (why do people seem to care more about systematic methods of punching than systematic methods of thinking?)
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/2c/a_sense_that_more_is_possible/ A Sense That More Is Possible] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] - Why do people seem to care more about systematic methods of punching than systematic methods of thinking?
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2i/epistemic_viciousness/ Epistemic Viciousness] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] (the classic failure modes of martial arts schools transfer over as direct warnings to would-be rationalists)
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/2i/epistemic_viciousness/ Epistemic Viciousness] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] - The classic failure modes of martial arts schools transfer over as direct warnings to would-be rationalists.
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/05/eld-science.html The Failures of Eld Science] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] (fictional portrayal of a potential rationality dojo)
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/05/eld-science.html The Failures of Eld Science] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] - Fictional portrayal of a potential rationality dojo.
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===Other Resources===
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* [http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~grussell/epistemicviciousness.pdf Epistemic Viciousness in the Martial Arts] by Gillian Russell
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*[http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~grussell/epistemicviciousness.pdf Epistemic Viciousness in the Martial Arts] (PDF) by [[Gillian Russell]]
 
 
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Revision as of 18:06, 5 June 2009

A metaphor for rationality as the martial art of mind; training brains after the same fashion as muscles.

The metaphor is intended to have complex connotations, rather than being strictly positive. Do modern-day martial arts suffer from being insufficiently tested in realistic fighting, and do attempts at rationality training run into the same problem?

Blog posts

External references