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David Deutsch = Footnotes to Popper

David Deutsch tweeted, twice, that his epistemology work is footnotes to Popper. (I think he's exaggerating.)

Aug 1, 2016

https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/760266821643726848

@DavidDeutschOxf having a debate: are you Jesus to Popper's John the Baptist, or St Paul to Popper's Jesus? :)

.@Sunsidhe Neither. Footnotes to Popper.

Feb 9, 2016

https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/697120912567566340

@cccalum Follow-up for @DavidDeutschOxf: in your view, has there been ANY progress at all in understanding creativity needed for AGI?

@SheaBigs84 @cccalum Not since Popper. Unless you count my tiny footnotes to Popper in The Beginning of Infinity or http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.02048


Elliot Temple on July 22, 2017

Comments (2)

So, DD is saying that his work is just tiny addition to Popper, and you're saying that he's exaggerating how small his addition is? Meaning that you think his addition is more than tiny?

Why did DD exaggerate? Why not take credit?

Afraid of looking arrogant? Afraid of losing social status?

Anonymous at 11:00 PM on July 22, 2017 | #8869
> So, DD is saying that his work is just tiny addition to Popper, and you're saying that he's exaggerating how small his addition is? Meaning that you think his addition is more than tiny?

yes, DD's epistemology work is more than tiny footnotes.

curi at 11:06 PM on July 22, 2017 | #8870

What do you think?

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