June 13, 2020

Sorites paradox

  • I know that missing any individual day of exercise doesn’t matter
  • I know that missing many days of exercise does matter
  • I know that there is no hard distinction

Somehow related to Proof-by-induction? Like proving it for one day should prove it for all?

Each individual day, there’s no reason not to, but overall, it’s a bad strategy. Each day is like one actor in a Prisoner’s dilemma - individually it makes sense to defect but overall it’s better if I don’t.

Updated Sep, 13 2020


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