Decision Theory and the Irrelevance of Impossible Outcomes
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comment by Oscar_Cunningham
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It might be important that "impossible" depends on your state of knowledge. For example in counterfactual mugging getting the large reward doesn't become impossible until after you know the result of the coin flip. So you should perhaps more carefully state your principal as "impossible at the time that the agent make the decision".