Re: Vegetarianism and Ethics

The Low Willow (
Sat, 14 Dec 1996 19:36:41 -0800 (PST)

On Dec 14, 6:05pm, Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

} cognitive architectures give goals two values of "justification" and
} "value". Query: Given a cognitive architecture which operates through
} Power-perfect reasoning and does not give an a priori value to any goal,

I'm not sure what you see as the distinction between 'justification' and
'value'. What does negative value mean for goals? How is
"Power-perfect reasoning" different from human reasoning? Can you
really have a goal-less architecture?

} subgoal. Thus the system will produce an "Interim Meaning of Life" with
} positive value: "Find out what the Meaning of Life is."

Of course, there is no guarantee that the system will ever find an
Ultimate Meaning. Halting problem...

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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