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Altruism

TagLast edit: 8 Jan 2021 22:23 UTC by Zolmeister

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

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

Scope Insensitivity

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

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

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

jessicata17 Nov 2018 5:19 UTC
171 points
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2019 AI Align­ment Liter­a­ture Re­view and Char­ity Comparison

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

Alexei5 May 2013 23:19 UTC
163 points
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How Effi­cient is the Char­i­ta­ble Mar­ket?

lukeprog24 Aug 2013 5:57 UTC
25 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
1 point
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Cir­cu­lar Altruism

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Jan 2008 18:00 UTC
57 points
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On sav­ing the world

So8res30 Jan 2014 20:00 UTC
169 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
32 points
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[Question] What char­i­ties can I donate to for pre­vent­ing an­other pan­demic?

calsem15 Jan 2021 4:45 UTC
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Coal­i­tion Dy­nam­ics as Morality

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

lsusr15 Apr 2021 8:52 UTC
13 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
27 points
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Y Couchinator

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

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

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

Patrick29 Sep 2011 13:45 UTC
92 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
79 points
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Re­claiming Ed­die Willers

Swimmer96313 Jul 2019 15:32 UTC
67 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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Candy for Nets

jefftk29 Sep 2019 11:10 UTC
54 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

The re­verse job

toonalfrink13 May 2018 13:55 UTC
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It’s okay to be (at least a lit­tle) irrational

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

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

abramdemski22 Jun 2019 3:42 UTC
50 points
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Why Don’t Peo­ple Help Others More?

peter_hurford13 Aug 2012 23:34 UTC
54 points
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“Can’t Say No” Spending

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Oct 2007 2:08 UTC
25 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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The Stamp Collector

So8res1 May 2015 23:11 UTC
39 points
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Higher Purpose

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

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Apr 2009 0:02 UTC
38 points
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Some reser­va­tions about Singer’s child-in-the-pond argument

JonahS19 Jun 2013 23:54 UTC
39 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
32 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)

Notes on Compassion

David_Gross1 Nov 2020 19:10 UTC
20 points
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Really Ex­treme Altruism

CronoDAS15 Mar 2009 6:51 UTC
13 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
28 points
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Notes on Re­spect-for-Others

David_Gross12 Nov 2020 23:33 UTC
11 points
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Heuris­tics and Bi­ases in Charity

Kaj_Sotala2 Mar 2012 15:20 UTC
30 points
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Killing the ants

Joe Carlsmith7 Feb 2021 23:17 UTC
49 points
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