Re: reasoning under computational limitations

Nick Bostrom (
Mon, 5 Apr 1999 19:36:35 +0000

Wei Dai writes:

> This rules out the possibility of an infinite universe that does not
> repeat and does not have a prefered position

What is a preferred position? I suppose you could choose any position and call it "preferred", but what would that prove?

>, but such a universe leads to

> various paradoxes so I don't think it can be logically consistent
> anyway.

What paradoxes do you have in mind?

Nick Bostrom Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method London School of Economics