Yeah, I do sometimes make an inside/outside distinction as a metaphor for talking about the subject/object distinction because things that are object can in a certain sense be said to be outside the self and thus available for manipulation and considering by the self and those things that are subject as inside and cannot as easily be manipulated and seen, just as it's easier for me to see and manipulate the cup on my desk than to see and manipulate the stomach inside my body. Most progress with insight meditation consists of gradually (or suddenly!) moving what was subject/inside to object/outside, and a way to do that is by engaging with it in this way through a deliberative introspective process as part of meditation.
Do you mean here that as you progress, you will introspect on the nature of your previous introspections, rather than more 'object-level' thoughts and feelings?
Yes, and also more broadly that what was once skillful inspection of, say, observable behavior, can later become unskillful excess attention on behavior when you should now be paying more attention to the precursors of behavior because those are more readily accessible to you.sherrinford on A Strange Situation
Hm... I will get a little more concrete.
I would recommend reading the career guide https://80000hours.org/career-guide/ because it is a good document for anyone thinking about what to do with his life, but I would definitely recommend reading other things on the same topic as well.
Moreover, I would recommend reading: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/TNHQLZK5pHbxdnz4e/references-and-resources-for-lesswrong if the question is more about what to read next.cousin_it on Avoiding Jargon Confusion
"Escalation spiral" is mixing two spatial metaphors, both far removed from the thing we're talking about. That's too abstract for me: being in a bad online argument doesn't feel like walking up a spiral staircase. I prefer words that say how I feel about the thing. Something like "quarrel", "petty disagreement", or "argumentative black hole".pattern on Cooperation is for Winners
By writing a draft/by starting to write a post.pattern on Implications of GPT-2
That makes sense.raemon on Blackmail
I'm still in the process of mulling over my thoughts on the concrete claims in this article, but I felt a desire to note, separate from my beliefs about it's epistemic content, that I appreciated this post's "well written poetry."pattern on Pedagogy as Struggle
What you're talking about makes sense in the context you've given - you know people are paying attention when they ask "how to test for what goes on inside a function…". Focusing on the understanding rather than a stream of words that aren't necessarily going to go in people's heads might be something that isn't done as much (or maybe it depends on where you are) because the student to teacher ratio is so high (and students only have "1 teacher" per subject, at a time).
I think if you ask people hard enough questions, and they solve them by themselves, then misinformation might not be necessary. ('Solve the quadratic equation', instead of 'here is the solution to the quadratic equation'.)zvi on Blackmail
Yes. Long post is long and I didn't want to throw out arguments about particular reveals to show this - in particular, we all think the cost of that should be zero in that case, and we all know it often very much isn't. And I didn't want anyone to think I was relying on that.zvi on Blackmail
I could have worded it to make this more clear but I think the point stands when clarified/understood - the proximate goal of the blackmail release is to be harmful, whereas the proximate goal of the gossip might or might not be.
If others agree it is misleading I will make this more explicit.zvi on Blackmail
Yes. It's doing a few things, and that's a lot of it.