Impact and Magnitude

Since Plato only philosophers have spent time discussing what Truth was, and for a reason: it is unusable in practice. By focusing on the True/False distinction, epistemology remained, with very few exceptions, prisoner of an inconsequential, and highly incomplete, 2-D framework. The third missing dimension is, of course, the consequence of the True, and the severity of the False, the expectation. In other words, the payoff from decisions, the impact and magnitude of the result of such a decision.

The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb