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Andrew 2020-12-05

Has circumrationality replaced “reasonableness” used in the earlier parts? Or are they distinct concepts?

Circumrationality vs reasonableness

David Chapman 2020-12-05

Circumrationality is a special sort of reasonableness—it’s the reasonable work we do around the margins of a formal system in order to get it to relate to the real world.

Doing circumrationality requires some basic understanding of the rational system, so it’s sort of intermediate between reasonableness and rationality. But it is defined by its role rather than its nature: that being, relating the formal system to concrete reality.

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