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Kavka’s Toxin Puzzle and the Superpower of Commitment Devices

Friday, December 16th, 2022
Kavka’s Toxin Puzzle and the Superpower of Commitment Devices

There’s a famous philosophy thought experiment about how the concept of forming an intention might not be as coherent as it seems. Suppose some magic mind-reading aliens (you know the type) offer you a million dollars to drink a nasty but ultimately harmless toxin. Let’s say it makes you puke your guts out for a... »