Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jan 01 2001 - 21:59:43 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:
> We do not embrace either paradox or ordered structure for the zest of it,
> though their embrace is zestful, but as a tool. A tool is used for a job. A
> job is a practice in our twinned world: the empirical world of the Real,
> which is what we bark our shins on however we care to describe it, and the
> symbolic world of culture and subjectivity. Knowing that we call upon
> paradox to do a job, or try to resolve what appears to be a paradox to get
> a job done, emphasises the pragmatic dimension which is always part of any
> analysis.

Damien, I cannot make out *what* the heck you are talking about. And
consider the source.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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