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A third option is a way to break a [[false dilemma]], showing that neither of the suggested solutions is a good idea.
 
A third option is a way to break a [[false dilemma]], showing that neither of the suggested solutions is a good idea.
  
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*[[False dilemma]]
 
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*[[Black swan]]
 
*[[Black swan]]
  
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hu/the_third_alternative/ The Third Alternative] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hv/third_alternatives_for_afterlifeism/ Third Alternatives for Afterlife-ism] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/05/the_third_alter.html The Third Alternative] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/05/third_alternati.html Third Alternatives for Afterlife-ism] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
  
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*[http://tailsteak.com/archive.php?num=87 Tertium Quid, the webcomic]
 
*[http://tailsteak.com/archive.php?num=87 Tertium Quid, the webcomic]
  
 
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The phrase "tertium quid" (or "third option" in Latin) refers to something that exposes a dichotomy as false. A tertium quid is not somewhere between the two options (grey is not a tertium quid to the dichotomy of black vs. white), but rather something entirely new, something that escapes the one-dimensional line between two options.

A third option is a way to break a false dilemma, showing that neither of the suggested solutions is a good idea.

See also

Blog posts

External references