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Epistemic Hygiene

TagLast edit: 29 Jun 2023 4:55 UTC by duck_master

Epistemic hygiene consists of practices meant to allow accurate beliefs to spread within a community and keep less accurate or biased beliefs contained. The practices are meant to serve an analogous purpose to normal hygiene and sanitation in containing disease. “Good cognitive citizenship” is another phrase that has been proposed for this concept1.

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Stay­ing Split: Sa­ba­tini and So­cial Justice

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien8 Jun 2022 8:32 UTC
151 points
28 comments21 min readLW link

How to Bounded Distrust

Zvi9 Jan 2023 13:10 UTC
119 points
15 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

What epistemic hy­giene norms should there be?

Kaj_Sotala21 Mar 2012 19:26 UTC
29 points
26 comments3 min readLW link

What Ev­i­dence Filtered Ev­i­dence?

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Sep 2007 23:10 UTC
107 points
43 comments4 min readLW link

The ethic of hand-wash­ing and com­mu­nity epistemic practice

5 Mar 2009 4:28 UTC
61 points
48 comments3 min readLW link

Think­ing About Filtered Ev­i­dence Is (Very!) Hard

abramdemski19 Mar 2020 23:20 UTC
90 points
32 comments14 min readLW link

The epistemic virtue of scope matching

jasoncrawford15 Mar 2023 13:31 UTC
85 points
15 comments5 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Say­ing things be­cause they sound good

Adam Zerner31 Jan 2023 0:17 UTC
23 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

We ran a read­ing group on The Scout Mindset

24 Jun 2023 10:10 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Truth­seek­ing when your dis­agree­ments lie in moral philosophy

10 Oct 2023 0:00 UTC
98 points
4 comments4 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

The prob­lem with the me­dia pre­sen­ta­tion of “be­liev­ing in AI”

Roman Leventov14 Sep 2022 21:05 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Ad­ver­sar­ial epistemology

jchan24 Aug 2022 16:57 UTC
25 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

Through a panel, darkly: a case study in in­ter­net BS detection

jchan2 Jul 2023 13:40 UTC
22 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Talk­ing pub­li­cly about AI risk

Jan_Kulveit21 Apr 2023 11:28 UTC
173 points
8 comments6 min readLW link

EA orgs’ le­gal struc­ture in­hibits risk tak­ing and in­for­ma­tion shar­ing on the margin

Elizabeth5 Nov 2023 19:13 UTC
135 points
17 comments4 min readLW link

Un­con­scious Economics

jacobjacob27 Feb 2019 12:58 UTC
137 points
30 comments4 min readLW link3 reviews

Machines vs. Memes 2: Memet­i­cally-Mo­ti­vated Model Extensions

naterush31 May 2022 22:03 UTC
6 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

We should not raise awareness

lsusr1 Mar 2021 8:46 UTC
36 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

FLI Pod­cast: Con­nor Leahy on AI Progress, Chimps, Memes, and Mar­kets (Part 1/​3)

10 Feb 2023 13:55 UTC
39 points
0 comments43 min readLW link

Memetic down­side risks: How ideas can evolve and cause harm

25 Feb 2020 19:47 UTC
21 points
3 comments15 min readLW link

Machines vs Memes Part 3: Imi­ta­tion and Memes

ceru231 Jun 2022 13:36 UTC
7 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

In the pres­ence of dis­in­for­ma­tion, col­lec­tive episte­mol­ogy re­quires lo­cal modeling

jessicata15 Dec 2017 9:54 UTC
77 points
39 comments5 min readLW link

Machines vs Memes Part 1: AI Align­ment and Memetics

Harriet Farlow31 May 2022 22:03 UTC
18 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Lack of So­cial Grace Is an Epistemic Virtue

Zack_M_Davis31 Jul 2023 16:38 UTC
15 points
96 comments4 min readLW link

Not­ing an un­sub­stan­ti­ated com­mu­nal be­lief about the FTX disaster

Yitz13 Nov 2022 5:37 UTC
50 points
52 comments1 min readLW link

You Don’t Ex­ist, Duncan

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien2 Feb 2023 8:37 UTC
231 points
107 comments9 min readLW link

Play My Futarchy/​Pre­dic­tion Mar­ket Mafia Game

Arjun Panickssery4 Apr 2023 16:12 UTC
21 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

Defer­ence on AI timelines: sur­vey results

30 Mar 2023 23:03 UTC
25 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Jor­dan Peter­son: Guru/​Villain

Bryan Frances3 Feb 2023 9:02 UTC
−14 points
6 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] Best ar­gu­ments against the out­side view that AGI won’t be a huge deal, thus we sur­vive.

Noosphere8927 Mar 2023 20:49 UTC
4 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Epistemic Hell

rogersbacon27 Jan 2024 17:13 UTC
69 points
20 comments14 min readLW link

The im­pos­si­bil­ity of ra­tio­nally an­a­lyz­ing par­ti­san news

RationalDino16 Nov 2023 16:19 UTC
4 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

How to use DMT with­out go­ing in­sane: On nav­i­gat­ing epistemic un­cer­tainty in the DMT memeplex

cube_flipper23 Sep 2022 16:32 UTC
1 point
4 comments8 min readLW link
(smoothbrains.net)

Charg­ing for the Dharma

jchan11 Nov 2022 14:02 UTC
32 points
18 comments5 min readLW link