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)

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