Book club: 'Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality' by Eliezer Yudkowsky

This Harry Potter fan fiction story by Eliezer Yudkowsky illustrates topics in cognitive science and rationality: The New Yorker described it as "a thousand-page online 'fanfic' text which recasts the original story in an attempt to explain Harry's wizardry through the scientific method".

It has been favorably reviewed by authors David Brin and Rachel Aaron, Robin Hanson, Aaron Swartz, and by programmer Eric S. Raymond.

We will be reading up to chapter six.

You can find it online here in various formats.

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