The Incerto & Nassim Taleb Podcast

Wittgenstein’s Ruler Explained

June 03, 2021 Episode 27
The Incerto & Nassim Taleb Podcast
Wittgenstein’s Ruler Explained
Show Notes

Article On Wittgenstein’s Ruler: https://atlasgeographica.com/wittgensteins-ruler-explained/

What Witggenstiens Ruler does is test whether you are being fooled by the authority of your measuring stick - and so being taken for a ride - or whether you indeed are taking an accurate measurement.

This is how Taleb puts it in the book...

Unless the source of a statement has extremely high qualifications, the statement will be more revealing of the author than the information intended by him. This applies to matters of judgment. According to Wittgenstein’s ruler: Unless you have confidence in the ruler’s reliability, if you use a ruler to measure a table you may also be using the table to measure the ruler. The less you trust the ruler’s reliability, the more information you are getting about the ruler and the less about the table.

Nassim Taleb - Fooled By Randomness

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