February 21, 2022

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.


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