On 20 January 2014 19:43, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 10:13:22PM -0800, meekerdb wrote: > > On 1/19/2014 7:09 PM, Russell Standish wrote: > > >That's not the definition. A rational agent is someone who always > > >chooses the optimal course of action, not that there might be a reason > > >for it. > > > > Isn't "being optimal" a reason? > > Yes - a specific reason, not any old reason. > > Obviously I wasn't meaning just "any old reason" ! (I said the reason was to optimise the utility function... I realise there are caveats like not knowing how to, not having time, etc) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.