Epistemic Hygiene

TagLast edit: 2 Oct 2020 19:00 UTC by Ruby

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

The epistemic virtue of scope matching

jasoncrawford15 Mar 2023 13:31 UTC
85 points
15 comments5 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

Say­ing things be­cause they sound good

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

You Don’t Ex­ist, Duncan

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien2 Feb 2023 8:37 UTC
220 points
100 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

Jor­dan Peter­son: Guru/​Villain

Bryan Frances3 Feb 2023 9:02 UTC
−16 points
6 comments9 min readLW link

Defer­ence on AI timelines: sur­vey results

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

Play My Futarchy/​Pre­dic­tion Mar­ket Mafia Game

Arjun Panickssery4 Apr 2023 16:12 UTC
21 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Ad­ver­sar­ial epistemology

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

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

Roman Leventov14 Sep 2022 21:05 UTC
3 points
0 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
3 points
1 comment8 min readLW link

Charg­ing for the Dharma

jchan11 Nov 2022 14:02 UTC
29 points
17 comments5 min readLW link
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