A series on the use and abuse of words; why you can’t define a word any way you like; how human brains seem to process definitions. First introduces the Mind projection fallacy and the concept of how an algorithm feels from inside, which makes it a basic intro to key elements of the LW zeitgeist.
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- 27 articles written by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- 3.4 hours of audio narrated by George Thomas
Note: Due to its abundant use of math, this package excludes the article Conditional Independence and Naive Bayes.
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- The Parable of the Dagger
- The Parable of Hemlock
- Words as Hidden Inferences
- Similarity Clusters
- Extensions and Intensions
- Typicality and Asymmetrical Similarity
- The Cluster Structure of Thingspace
- Disguised Queries
- Neural Categories
- How An Algorithm Feels From Inside
- Disputing Definitions
- Feel the Meaning
- Empty Labels
- The Argument from Common Usage
- Taboo Your Words
- Categorizing Has Consequences
- Sneaking in Connotations
- Fallacies of Compression
- Replace the Symbol with the Substance
- Where to Draw the Boundary?
- Entropy, and Short Codes
- Arguing "By Definition"
- Conditional Independence, and Naive Bayes
- Mutual Information, and Density in Thingspace
- Words as Mental Paintbrush Handles
- Variable Question Fallacies
- Superexponential Conceptspace, and Simple Words
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