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Altruism

TagLast edit: 3 Feb 2023 14:58 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Altruism refers to actions undertaken for the concern and benefit of others at ones own expense.

“an “altruist” is someone who chooses between actions according to the criterion of others’ welfare”—Eliezer Yudkowsky

Related tags and wikis: Shut up and multiply, Fuzzies, World Optimization, Effective Altruism, Cause Prioritization, Motivations, Psychology of Altruism, Ethics and Morality

On sav­ing the world

So8res30 Jan 2014 20:00 UTC
226 points
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Ineffec­tive Altruism

lsusr23 Apr 2022 22:07 UTC
86 points
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Scope Insensitivity

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 May 2007 2:53 UTC
294 points
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A cri­tique of effec­tive altruism

benkuhn2 Dec 2013 16:53 UTC
100 points
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Effi­cient Char­ity: Do Unto Others...

Scott Alexander24 Dec 2010 21:26 UTC
205 points
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Act of Charity

jessicata17 Nov 2018 5:19 UTC
186 points
49 comments8 min readLW link1 review

2019 AI Align­ment Liter­a­ture Re­view and Char­ity Comparison

Larks19 Dec 2019 3:00 UTC
130 points
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Max­i­miz­ing Your Dona­tions via a Job

Alexei5 May 2013 23:19 UTC
177 points
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Mo­ral Mountains

Adam Zerner14 Dec 2023 10:40 UTC
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5. Mo­ral Value for Sen­tient An­i­mals? Alas, Not Yet

RogerDearnaley27 Dec 2023 6:42 UTC
35 points
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When Does Altru­ism Strengthen Altru­ism?

jefftk21 Jan 2024 18:50 UTC
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(www.jefftk.com)

The Drown­ing Child

Tomás B.22 Oct 2023 16:39 UTC
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How Effi­cient is the Char­i­ta­ble Mar­ket?

lukeprog24 Aug 2013 5:57 UTC
26 points
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So you say you’re an al­tru­ist...

John_Maxwell12 Mar 2009 22:15 UTC
12 points
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Re­view of Doris, ‘The Mo­ral Psy­chol­ogy Hand­book’ (2010)

lukeprog26 Jun 2011 19:33 UTC
24 points
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Is Altru­ism Selfish?

DragonGod24 Jul 2017 7:41 UTC
2 points
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Cir­cu­lar Altruism

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Jan 2008 18:00 UTC
85 points
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Self polic­ing for self doubt

KatjaGrace7 Nov 2019 23:10 UTC
36 points
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(meteuphoric.com)

A Differ­ent Pri­soner’s Dilemma

Serpent-Stare14 Apr 2018 15:54 UTC
9 points
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Public Choice and the Altru­ist’s Burden

Roko22 Jul 2010 21:34 UTC
35 points
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Shut Up and Divide?

Wei Dai9 Feb 2010 20:09 UTC
113 points
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Really Ex­treme Altruism

CronoDAS15 Mar 2009 6:51 UTC
15 points
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[Question] What char­i­ties can I donate to for pre­vent­ing an­other pan­demic?

calsem15 Jan 2021 4:45 UTC
1 point
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Coal­i­tion Dy­nam­ics as Morality

abramdemski23 Jun 2017 18:00 UTC
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Hell is wasted on the evil

lsusr15 Apr 2021 8:52 UTC
37 points
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Altru­ism Un­der Ex­treme Uncertainty

lsusr27 Aug 2021 6:58 UTC
37 points
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Where’s my magic sword?

lsusr27 Sep 2021 7:26 UTC
47 points
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EA Han­gout Pri­son­ers’ Dilemma

Jeffrey Ladish27 Sep 2021 23:15 UTC
55 points
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Notes on Love

David Gross13 Jul 2022 23:35 UTC
17 points
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Notes on Kindness

David Gross3 Jul 2021 21:47 UTC
17 points
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Notes on Compassion

David Gross1 Nov 2020 19:10 UTC
23 points
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Notes on Re­spect-for-Others

David Gross12 Nov 2020 23:33 UTC
13 points
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Cog­nito Men­tor­ing: An ad­vis­ing ser­vice for in­tel­lec­tu­ally cu­ri­ous students

JonahS31 Dec 2013 22:03 UTC
84 points
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SunPJ in Alenia

FlorianH25 Jun 2022 19:39 UTC
9 points
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(plausiblestuff.com)

Candy for Nets

jefftk29 Sep 2019 11:10 UTC
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It’s okay to be (at least a lit­tle) irrational

Kaj_Sotala12 Apr 2009 21:06 UTC
61 points
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A Dialogue on Ra­tion­al­ist Activism

moridinamael10 Sep 2018 18:30 UTC
104 points
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How hard is it for al­tru­ists to dis­cuss go­ing against bad equil­ibria?

abramdemski22 Jun 2019 3:42 UTC
46 points
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[Linkpost] Leif We­nar’s The Deaths of Effec­tive Altruism

Arden27 Mar 2024 19:17 UTC
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(www.wired.com)

Why Don’t Peo­ple Help Others More?

Peter Wildeford13 Aug 2012 23:34 UTC
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[Question] How should I judge the im­pact of giv­ing $5k to a fam­ily of three kids and two men­tally ill par­ents?

Blake5 Dec 2022 13:42 UTC
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“Can’t Say No” Spending

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Oct 2007 2:08 UTC
32 points
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The Be­hav­ioral Eco­nomics of Welfare

Vanessa Kosoy22 Dec 2017 11:35 UTC
9 points
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Poli­tics as Charity

CarlShulman23 Sep 2010 5:33 UTC
37 points
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A Bias Against Altruism

Lone Pine23 Jul 2022 20:44 UTC
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The Stamp Collector

So8res1 May 2015 23:11 UTC
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Higher Purpose

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Jan 2009 9:58 UTC
44 points
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Col­lec­tive Apa­thy and the Internet

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Apr 2009 0:02 UTC
49 points
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A gen­tle primer on car­ing, in­clud­ing in strange senses, with applications

Kaarel30 Aug 2022 8:05 UTC
9 points
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Some reser­va­tions about Singer’s child-in-the-pond argument

JonahS19 Jun 2013 23:54 UTC
40 points
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Altru­is­tic Kid­ney Donation

jefftk17 Jun 2012 20:02 UTC
28 points
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[Question] Money isn’t real. When you donate money to a char­ity, how does it ac­tu­ally help?

Dagon2 Feb 2020 17:03 UTC
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Giv­ing What We Can needs your help!

RobertWiblin29 May 2015 16:30 UTC
31 points
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Credit Cards for Giving

jefftk4 Jan 2020 23:00 UTC
13 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

Voluntourism

jefftk17 Dec 2019 0:40 UTC
17 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

Match­ing dona­tion fundraisers can be harm­fully dishon­est.

Benquo11 Nov 2016 21:05 UTC
18 points
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Pu­tanu­monit—Dis­card­ing em­pa­thy to save the world

Jacob Falkovich6 Oct 2016 7:03 UTC
14 points
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(putanumonit.com)

Open-ended ethics of phe­nom­ena (a desider­ata with uni­ver­sal moral­ity)

Ryo 8 Nov 2023 20:10 UTC
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De­cid­ing What Pro­ject/​Org to Start: A Guide to Pri­ori­ti­za­tion Research

Alexandra Bos30 Jan 2024 18:13 UTC
8 points
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[Question] Where should I give spare com­put­ing power, as an as­piring ra­tio­nal­ist/​al­tru­ist?

[Error communicating with LW2 server]2 Apr 2020 15:31 UTC
0 points
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[Link] Red­dit, help me find some peace I’m dy­ing young

[deleted]18 Aug 2012 15:17 UTC
28 points
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Dead Aid

PhilGoetz17 Mar 2009 14:51 UTC
2 points
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No­body Is Perfect, Every­thing Is Commensurable

Scott Alexander19 Dec 2014 5:00 UTC
42 points
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​​ Open-ended/​Phenom­e­nal ​Ethics ​(TLDR)

Ryo 9 Nov 2023 16:58 UTC
3 points
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Op­tion­al­ity ap­proach to ethics

Ryo 13 Nov 2023 15:23 UTC
7 points
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Great Em­pa­thy and Great Re­sponse Ability

positivesum13 Nov 2023 23:04 UTC
16 points
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(tryingtruly.substack.com)

Heuris­tics and Bi­ases in Charity

Kaj_Sotala2 Mar 2012 15:20 UTC
30 points
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Pre­serv­ing our her­i­tage: Build­ing a move­ment and a knowl­edge ark for cur­rent and fu­ture generations

rnk829 Nov 2023 19:20 UTC
0 points
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Your Utility Func­tion is Your Utility Function

David Udell6 May 2022 7:15 UTC
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Killing the ants

Joe Carlsmith7 Feb 2021 23:17 UTC
76 points
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Crises Don’t Need Your Software

GabrielExists10 May 2022 21:06 UTC
59 points
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Y Couchinator

Alicorn18 Aug 2018 3:41 UTC
111 points
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Re­search: Res­cuers dur­ing the Holocaust

Martin Sustrik30 Apr 2018 6:15 UTC
88 points
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Offer of col­lab­o­ra­tion and/​or mentorship

Vanessa Kosoy16 May 2019 14:16 UTC
76 points
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Free Tu­tor­ing in Math/​Programming

Patrick29 Sep 2011 13:45 UTC
93 points
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Ineffi­cient Doesn’t Mean Indifferent

Zvi29 Apr 2018 11:30 UTC
37 points
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(thezvi.wordpress.com)

One Life Against the World

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 May 2007 22:06 UTC
116 points
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Re­claiming Ed­die Willers

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 13 Jul 2019 15:32 UTC
69 points
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