Con­flict vs Mistake

TagLast edit: 13 Aug 2020 19:27 UTC by Multicore

Conflict vs Mistake is a framework for analyzing disagreements about policy.

Mistake theorists think problems in society are caused by people being bad at achieving common goals. Conflict theorists think problems in society are caused by adversaries with incompatible goals.

Scott Alexander attributed the conflict vs mistake framework to a post on reddit by user no_bear_so_low.

In Fa­vor of Nice­ness, Com­mu­nity, and Civilization

Scott Alexander23 Feb 2014 22:24 UTC
58 points
7 comments20 min readLW link

Mis­take Ver­sus Con­flict The­ory of Against Billion­aire Philanthropy

Zvi1 Aug 2019 13:10 UTC
31 points
34 comments3 min readLW link

Con­flict vs. mis­take in non-zero-sum games

Nisan5 Apr 2020 22:22 UTC
139 points
37 comments2 min readLW link

The Con­text is Conflict

Jacob Falkovich18 May 2018 2:16 UTC
27 points
0 comments9 min readLW link

In Defence of Con­flict Theory

Richard_Ngo17 Feb 2018 3:33 UTC
28 points
10 comments7 min readLW link

Defense against discourse

Benquo17 Oct 2017 9:10 UTC
36 points
15 comments6 min readLW link

My pa­per was sig­nal­ling the whole time—Robin Han­son wins again

rockthecasbah4 Aug 2020 21:13 UTC
49 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

Our House, My Rules

David_J_Balan2 Nov 2009 0:44 UTC
42 points
232 comments2 min readLW link

Policy De­bates Should Not Ap­pear One-Sided

Eliezer Yudkowsky3 Mar 2007 18:53 UTC
172 points
184 comments4 min readLW link

Often, en­e­mies re­ally are in­nately evil.

Andrew Vlahos7 Jun 2021 6:42 UTC
20 points
56 comments5 min readLW link
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