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Ethics & Morality

TagLast edit: 13 Jul 2020 20:47 UTC by habryka

For general discussion about ethics and morality. Example posts: Fake Morality; What Would You Do Without Morality?; The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Truth About Morality and What To Do About It; Why Are Individual IQ Differences OK?; Morality is Awesome.

See also Consequentialism, Deontology, Metaethics, and Moral Uncertainty.

Mo­ral­ity is Scary

Wei_Dai2 Dec 2021 6:35 UTC
174 points
125 comments4 min readLW link

Fun­da­men­tal Uncer­tainty: Chap­ter 3 - Why don’t we agree on what’s right?

G Gordon Worley III25 Jun 2022 17:50 UTC
23 points
4 comments14 min readLW link

The ig­no­rance of nor­ma­tive re­al­ism bot

Joe Carlsmith18 Jan 2022 5:26 UTC
25 points
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In Defence of Tem­po­ral Dis­count­ing in Longter­mist Ethics

DragonGod13 Nov 2022 21:54 UTC
23 points
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Ends Don’t Jus­tify Means (Among Hu­mans)

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Oct 2008 21:00 UTC
167 points
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By Which It May Be Judged

Eliezer Yudkowsky10 Dec 2012 4:26 UTC
79 points
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Self-In­tegrity and the Drown­ing Child

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Oct 2021 20:57 UTC
285 points
83 comments5 min readLW link

Some thoughts on veg­e­tar­i­anism and veganism

Richard_Ngo14 Feb 2022 2:40 UTC
33 points
25 comments4 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Mo­ral strate­gies at differ­ent ca­pa­bil­ity levels

Richard_Ngo27 Jul 2022 18:50 UTC
95 points
14 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

The ethics of re­clin­ing air­plane seats

braces4 Sep 2022 17:59 UTC
85 points
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Fake Morality

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Nov 2007 21:32 UTC
102 points
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The Ter­rible, Hor­rible, No Good, Very Bad Truth About Mo­ral­ity and What To Do About It

Roko11 Jun 2009 12:31 UTC
57 points
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What Would You Do Without Mo­ral­ity?

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Jun 2008 5:07 UTC
59 points
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Tor­ture vs. Dust Specks

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Oct 2007 2:50 UTC
75 points
619 comments1 min readLW link

Thirty-three ran­domly se­lected bioethics papers

Rob Bensinger22 Mar 2021 21:38 UTC
107 points
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So­cial host liability

CraigMichael9 May 2021 7:24 UTC
22 points
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Thoughts on Mo­ral Philosophy

Chris_Leong17 Aug 2021 12:57 UTC
17 points
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This War of Mine

lsusr25 Sep 2021 1:43 UTC
60 points
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Falsify­ing Eth­i­cal Values

lsusr19 Dec 2021 1:44 UTC
5 points
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On in­finite ethics

Joe Carlsmith31 Jan 2022 7:04 UTC
120 points
68 comments51 min readLW link

Eth­i­cal­ity Be­hind Break­ing the Glass Ceiling

foxacc14 Mar 2022 17:56 UTC
30 points
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Democ­racy Is in Danger, but Not for the Rea­sons You Think

ExCeph6 Nov 2022 21:15 UTC
−8 points
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(ginnungagapfoundation.wordpress.com)

Mo­ral­ity is Awesome

[deleted]6 Jan 2013 15:21 UTC
142 points
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Chang­ing Your Metaethics

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Jul 2008 12:36 UTC
43 points
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Could Any­thing Be Right?

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Jul 2008 7:19 UTC
52 points
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Mo­ral­ity as Fixed Computation

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Aug 2008 1:00 UTC
62 points
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Mo­ral­ity vs re­lated concepts

MichaelA7 Jan 2020 10:47 UTC
26 points
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Mo­ral un­cer­tainty vs re­lated concepts

MichaelA11 Jan 2020 10:03 UTC
26 points
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Mak­ing de­ci­sions un­der moral uncertainty

MichaelA30 Dec 2019 1:49 UTC
15 points
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Three kinds of moral uncertainty

Kaj_Sotala30 Dec 2012 10:43 UTC
55 points
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Mo­ral un­cer­tainty: What kind of ‘should’ is in­volved?

MichaelA13 Jan 2020 12:13 UTC
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Value uncertainty

MichaelA29 Jan 2020 20:16 UTC
19 points
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Mak­ing de­ci­sions when both morally and em­piri­cally uncertain

MichaelA2 Jan 2020 7:20 UTC
13 points
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Value Uncer­tainty and the Sin­gle­ton Scenario

Wei_Dai24 Jan 2010 5:03 UTC
10 points
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Nick Bostrom: Mo­ral un­cer­tainty – to­wards a solu­tion? [link, 2009]

Kevin8 Mar 2012 11:07 UTC
−5 points
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Poly­math-style at­tack on the Par­li­a­men­tary Model for moral uncertainty

danieldewey26 Sep 2014 13:51 UTC
36 points
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Ar­gu­ments for moral indefinability

Richard_Ngo12 Feb 2019 10:40 UTC
50 points
10 comments7 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Offload­ing Ex­ec­u­tive Func­tion­ing to Morality

weft14 Oct 2017 1:43 UTC
12 points
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Mo­ral­ity and rel­a­tivis­tic vertigo

Academian12 Oct 2010 2:00 UTC
60 points
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Soul­less morality

PhilGoetz14 Mar 2009 21:48 UTC
25 points
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Pre­dict­ing Fu­ture Morality

ESRogs6 May 2018 7:17 UTC
13 points
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Mo­ral­ity as Parfi­tian-filtered De­ci­sion The­ory?

SilasBarta30 Aug 2010 21:37 UTC
32 points
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Un­speak­able Morality

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Aug 2009 5:57 UTC
32 points
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Is Mo­ral­ity Given?

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Jul 2008 8:12 UTC
31 points
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Prin­ci­pled vs. Prag­matic Morality

Chris_Leong29 May 2018 4:31 UTC
6 points
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Is Mo­ral­ity Prefer­ence?

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Jul 2008 0:55 UTC
28 points
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Folk gram­mar and morality

Emile17 Dec 2010 21:20 UTC
28 points
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Head­ing Toward Morality

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Jun 2008 8:08 UTC
26 points
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Mo­ral­ity Isn’t Logical

Wei_Dai26 Dec 2012 23:08 UTC
34 points
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Sig­nal­ing Strate­gies and Morality

MichaelVassar5 Mar 2010 21:09 UTC
20 points
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Self-mod­ifi­ca­tion, moral­ity, and drugs

fubarobfusco10 Apr 2011 0:02 UTC
24 points
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The Be­drock of Mo­ral­ity: Ar­bi­trary?

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Aug 2008 22:00 UTC
22 points
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Policy Beats Morality

Davidmanheim17 Oct 2018 6:39 UTC
15 points
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A funny ar­gu­ment for tra­di­tional morality

cousin_it12 Jul 2011 21:25 UTC
23 points
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Does Your Mo­ral­ity Care What You Think?

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Jul 2008 0:25 UTC
18 points
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In­ter­per­sonal Morality

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Jul 2008 18:01 UTC
24 points
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Is Mo­ral­ity a Valid Prefer­ence?

MinibearRex21 Feb 2011 1:18 UTC
19 points
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Con­soli­dated Na­ture of Mo­ral­ity Thread

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Apr 2007 23:00 UTC
15 points
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Mo­ral­ity is not about willpower

PhilGoetz8 Oct 2011 1:33 UTC
20 points
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Link: Cry­on­ics and the Creation of a Durable Morality

lsparrish12 Feb 2011 18:10 UTC
16 points
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Mo­ral­ity should be Moral

OrphanWilde17 May 2013 15:26 UTC
12 points
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Con­fu­sion about Nor­ma­tive Morality

JMiller7 Feb 2013 20:34 UTC
10 points
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Su­per­in­tel­li­gence 24: Mo­ral­ity mod­els and “do what I mean”

KatjaGrace24 Feb 2015 2:00 UTC
13 points
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Amoral Ap­proaches to Morality

Vaniver3 Nov 2010 8:25 UTC
9 points
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Separate moral­ity from free will

PhilGoetz10 Apr 2011 2:35 UTC
8 points
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Mo­ral­ity open thread

Will_Newsome8 Jul 2012 14:30 UTC
6 points
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The moral­ity of dis­clos­ing salary requirements

PhilGoetz8 Feb 2015 21:12 UTC
12 points
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[SEQ RERUN] Fake Morality

MinibearRex21 Oct 2011 3:22 UTC
10 points
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Ethics as War­fare: Me­ta­physics and Mo­ral­ity of the Era of Transhumanism

Dubioustunic20 May 2019 20:28 UTC
5 points
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Mo­ral­ity in Fan­tasy Worlds

lucidfox22 Nov 2010 21:37 UTC
8 points
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Less Wrong views on moral­ity?

hankx77875 Jul 2012 17:04 UTC
−1 points
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[SEQ RERUN] Is Mo­ral­ity Given?

MinibearRex25 Jun 2012 4:30 UTC
7 points
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[SEQ RERUN] Con­soli­dated Na­ture of Mo­ral­ity Thread

badger2 Jun 2011 11:39 UTC
6 points
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Coal­i­tion Dy­nam­ics as Morality

abramdemski23 Jun 2017 18:00 UTC
3 points
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Mo­ral­ity and In­ter­na­tional Hu­man­i­tar­ian Law

David_J_Balan30 Nov 2009 3:27 UTC
3 points
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Pigliucci’s com­ment on Yud­kowsky’s and Dai’s stance on moral­ity and logic

mapnoterritory5 Jan 2013 8:05 UTC
1 point
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Mo­ral­ity is sub­jec­tive prefer­ence, but it can be ob­jec­tively wrong

KatjaGrace17 Jun 2009 18:09 UTC
1 point
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Pop­u­lar moral­ity: spare those on the left

KatjaGrace18 Sep 2010 20:55 UTC
1 point
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Poll: Com­press­ing Morality

Randaly7 Oct 2010 22:17 UTC
2 points
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Are Deon­tolog­i­cal Mo­ral Judg­ments Ra­tion­al­iza­tions?

lukeprog16 Aug 2011 16:40 UTC
52 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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Suffering

Tiiba3 Aug 2009 16:02 UTC
9 points
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Ori­gin of Morality

David Cooper18 Apr 2018 20:46 UTC
−5 points
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A Thought Ex­per­i­ment on Pain as a Mo­ral Disvalue

Wei_Dai11 Mar 2011 7:56 UTC
23 points
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On­tolog­i­cal Cri­sis in Humans

Wei_Dai18 Dec 2012 17:32 UTC
73 points
69 comments4 min readLW link

Valu­ing Sen­tience: Can They Suffer?

jefftk29 Jul 2013 12:39 UTC
9 points
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[Question] Why do you re­ject nega­tive util­i­tar­i­anism?

Teo Ajantaival11 Feb 2019 15:38 UTC
33 points
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The Very Repug­nant Conclusion

Stuart_Armstrong18 Jan 2019 14:26 UTC
30 points
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Is skil­led hunt­ing un­eth­i­cal?

JamesFaville17 Feb 2018 18:48 UTC
6 points
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Antiantinatalism

Jacob Falkovich9 Feb 2018 16:49 UTC
4 points
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‘The Bat­tle for Com­pas­sion’: ethics in a world of ac­cel­er­at­ing change

lukeprog11 Sep 2011 12:54 UTC
5 points
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The “In­tu­itions” Be­hind “Utili­tar­i­anism”

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Jan 2008 16:29 UTC
72 points
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Meta-prefer­ences are weird

16 Jul 2020 23:03 UTC
12 points
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Tran­shu­man­ism as Sim­plified Humanism

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Dec 2018 20:12 UTC
143 points
37 comments5 min readLW link

Two ar­gu­ments for not think­ing about ethics (too much)

Kaj_Sotala27 Mar 2014 14:15 UTC
55 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

Per­sonal re­la­tion­ships with goodness

KatjaGrace14 May 2018 18:50 UTC
40 points
20 comments3 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

Burch’s Law

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Mar 2007 2:39 UTC
53 points
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The Mo­ral Sta­tus of In­de­pen­dent Iden­ti­cal Copies

Wei_Dai30 Nov 2009 23:41 UTC
52 points
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Ex­plor­ing Two-Level Vi­sual Mnemonic Compression

armatures6 Aug 2020 23:58 UTC
11 points
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Could evolu­tion have se­lected for moral re­al­ism?

John_Maxwell27 Sep 2012 4:25 UTC
7 points
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What is Me­taethics?

lukeprog25 Apr 2011 16:53 UTC
45 points
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Per­son-mo­ment af­fect­ing views

KatjaGrace7 Mar 2018 2:30 UTC
17 points
8 comments5 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.wordpress.com)

Mean­ing and Mo­ral Foun­da­tions Theory

bryjnar7 Apr 2018 17:59 UTC
14 points
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To­tal­i­tar­ian eth­i­cal systems

Benquo3 May 2019 19:35 UTC
33 points
12 comments3 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Se­cure Your Beliefs

lukeprog12 Feb 2011 16:53 UTC
59 points
48 comments1 min readLW link

On Disingenuity

Chris_Leong26 Dec 2018 17:08 UTC
28 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Feel­ing Moral

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Mar 2015 19:00 UTC
37 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

Ex­ten­u­at­ing Circumstances

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Apr 2009 22:57 UTC
47 points
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Pos­tel’s Prin­ci­ple as Mo­ral Aphorism

eapache23 Aug 2020 19:36 UTC
15 points
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Ab­stracted Ideal­ized Dynamics

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Aug 2008 1:00 UTC
33 points
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Forc­ing Freedom

vlad.proex6 Oct 2020 18:15 UTC
44 points
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We des­per­ately need to talk more about hu­man challenge tri­als.

AllAmericanBreakfast19 Dec 2020 10:00 UTC
28 points
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The de­spair of nor­ma­tive re­al­ism bot

Joe Carlsmith3 Jan 2021 23:07 UTC
28 points
1 comment18 min readLW link

Alie­na­tion and meta-ethics (or: is it pos­si­ble you should max­i­mize he­lium?)

Joe Carlsmith15 Jan 2021 7:07 UTC
13 points
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[Question] Has there been any work done on the ethics of chang­ing peo­ple’s minds?

mcorvin3 Feb 2021 1:03 UTC
1 point
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Killing the ants

Joe Carlsmith7 Feb 2021 23:17 UTC
57 points
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What I’d change about differ­ent philos­o­phy fields

Rob Bensinger8 Mar 2021 18:25 UTC
55 points
52 comments4 min readLW link

Em­brac­ing the “sadis­tic” conclusion

Stuart_Armstrong13 Feb 2014 10:30 UTC
31 points
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De­mand offsetting

paulfchristiano21 Mar 2021 18:20 UTC
131 points
38 comments5 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Ju­lia Galef and Matt Ygle­sias on bioethics and “ethics ex­per­tise”

Rob Bensinger30 Mar 2021 3:06 UTC
45 points
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Unifi­ca­tion seems to be a way to avoid in­fini­tar­ian paral­y­sis in con­se­quen­tial­ist ag­grega­tive ethics.

Szymon Kucharski31 Mar 2021 19:04 UTC
1 point
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Hell is wasted on the evil

lsusr15 Apr 2021 8:52 UTC
36 points
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Anger

lsusr18 Apr 2021 16:14 UTC
32 points
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Pu­n­ish­ing the good

KatjaGrace20 Jul 2021 23:30 UTC
28 points
10 comments2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Mo­ral Golems As­sume Uncertainty

Erich_Grunewald28 Aug 2021 14:05 UTC
4 points
2 comments7 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

The Trol­ley Problem

lsusr27 Sep 2021 8:26 UTC
30 points
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Cheap food causes co­op­er­a­tive ethics

lsusr7 Oct 2021 1:52 UTC
70 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Is nuk­ing women and chil­dren cheaper than fire­bomb­ing them?

lsusr14 Oct 2021 8:25 UTC
25 points
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Effec­tive Evil

lsusr2 Nov 2021 0:26 UTC
93 points
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Ten­ta­tive Anger

Adam Zerner27 Nov 2021 4:38 UTC
18 points
6 comments5 min readLW link

Ex­trin­sic and In­trin­sic Mo­ral Frameworks

lsusr11 Dec 2021 5:28 UTC
14 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Mo­ral­ity and con­strained max­i­miza­tion, part 2

Joe Carlsmith12 Jan 2022 1:42 UTC
12 points
0 comments29 min readLW link

[Question] How to trade­off util­ity and agency?

A Ray14 Jan 2022 1:33 UTC
14 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Au­topi­lot Ethics And The Illu­sory Self

George3d62 Feb 2022 10:11 UTC
9 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(www.epistem.ink)

“Mo­ral progress” vs. the sim­ple pas­sage of time

HoldenKarnofsky9 Feb 2022 2:50 UTC
33 points
30 comments3 min readLW link
(www.cold-takes.com)

Defend­ing One-Di­men­sional Ethics

HoldenKarnofsky15 Feb 2022 17:20 UTC
15 points
8 comments17 min readLW link
(www.cold-takes.com)

[Question] What’s the best ra­tio for Afri­cans to starve com­pared to Ukraini­ans not dy­ing in the war?

ChristianKl10 Mar 2022 18:52 UTC
11 points
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De­bat­ing my­self on whether “ex­tra lives lived” are as good as “deaths pre­vented”

HoldenKarnofsky29 Mar 2022 18:30 UTC
34 points
10 comments15 min readLW link
(www.cold-takes.com)

Mo­ral Anti-Real­ism: In­tro­duc­tion & Summary

Lukas_Gloor2 Apr 2022 14:29 UTC
15 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

What We Owe the Past

Austin Chen5 May 2022 11:46 UTC
48 points
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Mo­ral Illusions

Martin Sustrik6 May 2022 4:00 UTC
13 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Read­ing the ethi­cists: A re­view of ar­ti­cles on AI in the jour­nal Science and Eng­ineer­ing Ethics

Charlie Steiner18 May 2022 20:52 UTC
50 points
8 comments14 min readLW link

Science-in­formed normativity

Richard_Ngo25 May 2022 18:30 UTC
32 points
2 comments9 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Read­ing the ethi­cists 2: Hunt­ing for AI al­ign­ment papers

Charlie Steiner6 Jun 2022 15:49 UTC
21 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Why it’s bad to kill Grandma

dynomight9 Jun 2022 18:12 UTC
26 points
14 comments8 min readLW link
(dynomight.substack.com)

[Question] What’s the “This AI is of moral con­cern.” fire alarm?

Quintin Pope13 Jun 2022 8:05 UTC
37 points
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Con­tex­tual Evil

ACrackedPot15 Jun 2022 19:32 UTC
1 point
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Lifeguards

Akash15 Jun 2022 23:03 UTC
12 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Reflec­tion Mechanisms as an Align­ment tar­get: A survey

22 Jun 2022 15:05 UTC
28 points
1 comment14 min readLW link

Deon­tolog­i­cal Evil

lsusr2 Jul 2022 6:57 UTC
32 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Righ­teous Mind

ErnestScribbler4 Jul 2022 17:45 UTC
30 points
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Com­ment on “Propo­si­tions Con­cern­ing Digi­tal Minds and So­ciety”

Zack_M_Davis10 Jul 2022 5:48 UTC
95 points
12 comments8 min readLW link

La­men­ta­tions, Gaza and Empathy

Yair Halberstadt7 Aug 2022 7:55 UTC
19 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Against pop­u­la­tion ethics

jasoncrawford16 Aug 2022 5:19 UTC
29 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

What does moral progress con­sist of?

jasoncrawford19 Aug 2022 0:22 UTC
30 points
24 comments2 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Ar­tifi­cial Mo­ral Ad­vi­sors: A New Per­spec­tive from Mo­ral Psychology

David Gross28 Aug 2022 16:37 UTC
25 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(dl.acm.org)

The Ex­pand­ing Mo­ral Cine­matic Universe

Raemon28 Aug 2022 18:42 UTC
64 points
9 comments14 min readLW link

ex­is­ten­tial self-determination

carado27 Sep 2022 16:08 UTC
14 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(carado.moe)

Whose Fault?

Markovia24 Sep 2022 23:53 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

Reflec­tion Mechanisms as an Align­ment tar­get: A fol­low-up survey

5 Oct 2022 14:03 UTC
13 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

The Biggest Prob­lem with Deon­tol­ogy: The Ag­gre­ga­tion Problem

Arjun Panickssery8 Oct 2022 3:41 UTC
10 points
3 comments3 min readLW link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

Les­sons from ‘Famine, Affluence, and Mo­ral­ity’ and its re­flec­tion on to­day.

Mayank Modi27 Oct 2022 17:20 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Deon­tol­ogy and virtue ethics as “effec­tive the­o­ries” of con­se­quen­tial­ist ethics

Jan_Kulveit17 Nov 2022 14:11 UTC
56 points
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Reflec­tive Consequentialism

Adam Zerner18 Nov 2022 23:56 UTC
21 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

Are eth­i­cal asym­me­tries from prop­erty rights?

KatjaGrace2 Jul 2018 3:00 UTC
95 points
36 comments3 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

When is un­al­igned AI morally valuable?

paulfchristiano25 May 2018 1:57 UTC
61 points
52 comments10 min readLW link

Re­search: Res­cuers dur­ing the Holocaust

Martin Sustrik30 Apr 2018 6:15 UTC
76 points
9 comments9 min readLW link1 review

Sam Har­ris and the Is–Ought Gap

Tyrrell_McAllister16 Nov 2018 1:04 UTC
89 points
46 comments6 min readLW link

Prob­lems in AI Align­ment that philoso­phers could po­ten­tially con­tribute to

Wei_Dai17 Aug 2019 17:38 UTC
75 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Should ethi­cists be in­side or out­side a pro­fes­sion?

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Dec 2018 1:40 UTC
87 points
6 comments9 min readLW link

A Suite of Prag­matic Con­sid­er­a­tions in Fa­vor of Niceness

Alicorn5 Jan 2010 21:32 UTC
108 points
198 comments3 min readLW link

On Ter­mi­nal Goals and Virtue Ethics

Swimmer96318 Jun 2014 4:00 UTC
99 points
207 comments4 min readLW link

Com­men­tary On “The Abo­li­tion of Man”

Vaniver15 Jul 2019 18:56 UTC
58 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

Cir­cu­lar Altruism

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Jan 2008 18:00 UTC
74 points
311 comments4 min readLW link

Kid­neys, trade, sa­cred­ness, and space travel

Benquo1 Mar 2018 5:20 UTC
15 points
34 comments3 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Tra­di­tional Cap­i­tal­ist Values

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Oct 2008 1:07 UTC
64 points
102 comments5 min readLW link

Against Dog Ownership

Ben Pace23 Mar 2020 9:17 UTC
55 points
27 comments4 min readLW link
(dormin.org)

Hu­mans are util­ity monsters

PhilGoetz16 Aug 2013 21:05 UTC
108 points
217 comments2 min readLW link

The Mo­ral Void

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Jun 2008 8:52 UTC
62 points
112 comments4 min readLW link

Talents

Benquo18 May 2018 20:30 UTC
18 points
15 comments4 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Plu­ral­is­tic Mo­ral Reductionism

lukeprog1 Jun 2011 0:59 UTC
62 points
327 comments15 min readLW link

Hog­warts House Primaries

ozymandias20 Nov 2017 17:56 UTC
21 points
16 comments7 min readLW link

New study on choice blind­ness in moral positions

nerfhammer20 Sep 2012 18:14 UTC
101 points
152 comments1 min readLW link

Offense ver­sus harm minimization

Scott Alexander16 Apr 2011 1:06 UTC
83 points
429 comments9 min readLW link

Fas­cists and Rakes

philh5 Jan 2014 0:41 UTC
58 points
71 comments2 min readLW link

Two-Tier Rationalism

Alicorn17 Apr 2009 19:44 UTC
48 points
26 comments4 min readLW link

Virtue Ethics for Consequentialists

Will_Newsome4 Jun 2010 16:08 UTC
44 points
185 comments5 min readLW link

A (small) cri­tique of to­tal utilitarianism

Stuart_Armstrong26 Jun 2012 12:36 UTC
47 points
237 comments11 min readLW link

The Shab­bos goy

PhilGoetz26 Mar 2010 16:16 UTC
46 points
92 comments2 min readLW link

The Mean­ing of Right

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Jul 2008 1:28 UTC
50 points
152 comments23 min readLW link

Set­ting Up Metaethics

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Jul 2008 2:25 UTC
22 points
34 comments4 min readLW link

Mo­ral Complexities

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Jul 2008 6:43 UTC
27 points
40 comments1 min readLW link

The Be­drock of Fairness

Eliezer Yudkowsky3 Jul 2008 6:00 UTC
47 points
103 comments5 min readLW link

Re­bel­ling Within Nature

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Jul 2008 12:32 UTC
37 points
38 comments8 min readLW link

Nihilism doesn’t matter

Bob Jacobs21 May 2020 18:19 UTC
7 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Causal­ity and Mo­ral Responsibility

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Jun 2008 8:34 UTC
49 points
55 comments5 min readLW link

Be­ware Selec­tive Nihilism

Wei_Dai20 Dec 2012 18:53 UTC
59 points
47 comments1 min readLW link

“On Bul­lshit” and “On Truth,” by Harry Frankfurt

Callmesalticidae28 Aug 2020 0:44 UTC
20 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Crime and punishment

PhilGoetz24 Mar 2011 21:53 UTC
50 points
192 comments2 min readLW link

Pro­tected From Myself

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Oct 2008 0:09 UTC
41 points
30 comments6 min readLW link

Prices or Bind­ings?

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Oct 2008 16:00 UTC
42 points
43 comments3 min readLW link

For the past, in some ways only, we are moral degenerates

Stuart_Armstrong7 Jun 2019 15:57 UTC
32 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

Only hu­mans can have hu­man values

PhilGoetz26 Apr 2010 18:57 UTC
51 points
161 comments17 min readLW link

Insep­a­rably Right; or, Joy in the Merely Good

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Aug 2008 1:00 UTC
48 points
33 comments4 min readLW link

Non­para­met­ric Ethics

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Jun 2009 11:31 UTC
32 points
60 comments5 min readLW link

Please Don’t Fight the Hypothetical

TimS20 Apr 2012 14:29 UTC
40 points
65 comments2 min readLW link

By de­fault, avoid am­bigu­ous dis­tant situations

Stuart_Armstrong21 May 2019 14:48 UTC
33 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

Hu­man er­rors, hu­man values

PhilGoetz9 Apr 2011 2:50 UTC
45 points
138 comments1 min readLW link

Sum­mary: Sur­real Decisions

Chris_Leong27 Nov 2018 14:15 UTC
29 points
19 comments3 min readLW link

Ad­vo­cat­ing for fac­tual ad­vo­cacy

Jsevillamol6 May 2018 8:47 UTC
12 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­per­i­ments and Consent

jefftk10 Nov 2019 14:50 UTC
30 points
45 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Ex­traor­di­nary ethics re­quire ex­traor­di­nary arguments

aaq17 Feb 2019 14:59 UTC
26 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

In fa­vor of taboo­ing the word “val­ues” and us­ing only “pri­ori­ties” instead

chaosmage25 Oct 2018 22:28 UTC
21 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

How to an­noy mis­an­thropes and bleed­ing-hearts

PhilGoetz7 Jul 2011 2:27 UTC
35 points
31 comments1 min readLW link

Univer­sal Eudaimonia

hg005 Oct 2020 13:45 UTC
19 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Not Tak­ing Over the World

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Dec 2008 22:18 UTC
34 points
97 comments4 min readLW link

Is re­quires ought

jessicata28 Oct 2019 2:36 UTC
29 points
58 comments7 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

Virtue ethics and why the ra­tio­nal­ist com­mu­nity might care about it.

David Gross22 Oct 2020 3:53 UTC
36 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

In­fant Mor­tal­ity and the Ar­gu­ment from Life History

ozymandias4 Oct 2017 23:10 UTC
13 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Eth­i­cal Inhibitions

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Oct 2008 20:44 UTC
29 points
62 comments5 min readLW link

In­visi­ble Frameworks

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Aug 2008 3:36 UTC
22 points
47 comments6 min readLW link

Fair­ness vs. Goodness

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Feb 2009 20:22 UTC
15 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

Lies and Secrets

steven04618 Mar 2009 14:43 UTC
18 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

Aging re­search and pop­u­la­tion ethics

emanuele ascani28 Apr 2019 7:21 UTC
15 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Ethics has Ev­i­dence Too

Jack6 Feb 2010 6:28 UTC
26 points
57 comments3 min readLW link

Mo­ral differ­ences in mediocristan

Benquo26 Sep 2018 20:39 UTC
22 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

[LINK] Scott Aaron­son on Google, Break­ing Cir­cu­lar­ity and Eigenmorality

shminux19 Jun 2014 20:17 UTC
31 points
46 comments1 min readLW link

Notes on Benevolence

David Gross26 Nov 2020 2:43 UTC
24 points
2 comments9 min readLW link

Notes on Fairness

David Gross7 Dec 2020 18:52 UTC
20 points
4 comments8 min readLW link

Ma­chine learn­ing could be fun­da­men­tally unexplainable

George3d616 Dec 2020 13:32 UTC
26 points
15 comments15 min readLW link
(cerebralab.com)

My un­bundling of morality

Rudi C30 Dec 2020 15:19 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Utopianism

Mateusz Mazurkiewicz4 Jan 2021 18:40 UTC
1 point
2 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What do we *re­ally* ex­pect from a well-al­igned AI?

jan betley4 Jan 2021 20:57 UTC
8 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

[LINK] The most im­por­tant un­solved prob­lems in ethics

jefftk17 Oct 2012 20:03 UTC
34 points
46 comments1 min readLW link

A Sim­ple Ethics Model

Ideopunk22 Jan 2021 2:56 UTC
9 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Dumb Di­chotomies in Ethics, Part 1: In­ten­tions vs Consequences

Aaron Bergman29 Jan 2021 3:49 UTC
24 points
11 comments3 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Short, Ex­treme, For­got­ten Tor­ture vs Death

burrito7 Feb 2021 9:31 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­pe­ri­en­tial­ist The­o­ries of Well-Being

andzuck19 Feb 2021 22:04 UTC
17 points
1 comment11 min readLW link

Suffer­ing-Fo­cused Ethics in the In­finite Uni­verse. How can we re­deem our­selves if Mul­ti­verse Im­mor­tal­ity is real and sub­jec­tive death is im­pos­si­ble.

Szymon Kucharski24 Feb 2021 21:02 UTC
−3 points
4 comments70 min readLW link

The sailor’s wife

krbouchard27 Feb 2021 0:23 UTC
4 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Idea selection

krbouchard1 Mar 2021 14:07 UTC
1 point
0 comments2 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Repug­nant Conclusion

Tomás B.7 Mar 2021 19:00 UTC
9 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

25 Min Talk on Me­taEth­i­cal.AI with Ques­tions from Stu­art Armstrong

June Ku29 Apr 2021 15:38 UTC
21 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Restricted Anti­na­tal­ism on Subagents

Josephine13 May 2021 1:48 UTC
4 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

[Question] Donat­ing Bit­coin to Cri­sis Zones—Is there a plat­form col­lat­ing and ver­ify­ing pub­lic key ad­dress for in­di­vi­d­u­als in con­flict zones which al­lows donors to send Bit­coin di­rectly to them?

Siddhartha Gautama27 May 2021 8:20 UTC
2 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Unat­tributed Good

Filip Dousek4 Jun 2021 20:47 UTC
10 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Neo-Mohism

Bae's Theorem16 Jun 2021 21:57 UTC
5 points
11 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] How can there be a god­less moral world ?

amaury lorin21 Jun 2021 12:34 UTC
7 points
81 comments1 min readLW link

Asym­met­ric Justice

Zvi25 Apr 2019 16:00 UTC
195 points
100 comments5 min readLW link2 reviews
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

In-group loy­alty is so­cial cement

David Hugh-Jones6 Jul 2021 9:57 UTC
19 points
10 comments3 min readLW link
(wyclif.substack.com)

In­tel­li­gence with­out Consciousness

Andrew Vlahos7 Jul 2021 5:27 UTC
13 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

And the Dark­ness Answered

Slimepriestess11 Jul 2021 5:54 UTC
10 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Cur­ing in­san­ity with malaria

Swimmer9634 Aug 2021 2:28 UTC
155 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Chas­ing Infinities

Michael Bateman16 Aug 2021 1:19 UTC
2 points
1 comment9 min readLW link

The Me­taethics and Nor­ma­tive Ethics of AGI Value Align­ment: Many Ques­tions, Some Implications

Dario Citrini16 Sep 2021 16:13 UTC
6 points
0 comments8 min readLW link

Or­di­nary Peo­ple and Ex­traor­di­nary Evil: A Re­port on the Beguil­ings of Evil

David Gross20 Sep 2021 15:19 UTC
43 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

How does The Cir­cle grow, ex­actly?

Raemon1 Oct 2021 7:53 UTC
59 points
18 comments11 min readLW link

[Book Re­view] “Suffer­ing-fo­cused Ethics” by Mag­nus Vinding

KStub28 Dec 2021 5:58 UTC
13 points
3 comments24 min readLW link

Sen­tience, Sapi­ence, Con­scious­ness & Self-Aware­ness: Defin­ing Com­plex Terms

LukeOnline20 Oct 2021 13:48 UTC
8 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

Why Save The Drown­ing Child: Ethics Vs Theory

Raymond D16 Nov 2021 19:07 UTC
15 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

Con­verg­ing to­ward a Million Worlds

Joe Kwon24 Dec 2021 21:33 UTC
9 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Righ­teous Mind

Tornus20 Jan 2022 21:42 UTC
7 points
5 comments7 min readLW link

Re­view: G.E.M. An­scombe’s “Modern Mo­ral Philos­o­phy”

David Gross20 Feb 2022 18:58 UTC
24 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What is the most effi­cient way to cre­ate more wor­lds in the many wor­lds in­ter­pre­ta­tion of quan­tum me­chan­ics?

seank11 Apr 2022 0:26 UTC
4 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Do uni­ver­si­ties have an in­cen­tive to ig­nore data ethics as more small sam­ple bias is brought to light?

hatta_afiq16 Apr 2022 20:32 UTC
1 point
1 comment1 min readLW link

My Morality

Matt Goldwater15 May 2022 16:34 UTC
3 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

My Take On Philosophy

Matt Goldwater22 May 2022 16:43 UTC
2 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

The Unified The­ory of Nor­ma­tive Ethics

Thane Ruthenis17 Jun 2022 19:55 UTC
8 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

Code Qual­ity and Rule Consequentialism

Adam Zerner13 Jun 2022 3:12 UTC
17 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

Just Say No to Utilitarianism

Arjun Panickssery3 Jun 2022 22:59 UTC
−3 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

Pure Altruism

Matt Goldwater12 Jun 2022 15:53 UTC
2 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What if LaMDA is in­deed sen­tient /​ self-aware /​ worth hav­ing rights?

RomanS16 Jun 2022 9:10 UTC
22 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

De­con­tex­tu­al­iz­ing Morality

ACrackedPot5 May 2021 20:25 UTC
0 points
11 comments5 min readLW link

A gen­tle primer on car­ing, in­clud­ing in strange senses, with applications

kh30 Aug 2022 8:05 UTC
4 points
4 comments18 min readLW link

What kind of moral frame­work would you spread if you could de­cide?

NinaR12 Aug 2022 8:07 UTC
3 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[To Be Re­vised]Per­haps the Mean­ing of Life, An Ad­ven­ture in Plu­ral­is­tic Morality

NoBadCake18 Sep 2022 22:37 UTC
−5 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Do in­sects’ lives mat­ter?

Carn30 Sep 2022 15:38 UTC
0 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

The Waters Above

Alex Beyman30 Sep 2022 16:57 UTC
0 points
3 comments18 min readLW link

Don’t leave your finger­prints on the future

So8res8 Oct 2022 0:35 UTC
93 points
32 comments5 min readLW link

Learn­ing so­cietal val­ues from law as part of an AGI al­ign­ment strategy

John Nay21 Oct 2022 2:03 UTC
3 points
18 comments54 min readLW link

Ques­tions about Value Lock-in, Pa­ter­nal­ism, and Empowerment

Sam16 Nov 2022 15:33 UTC
12 points
2 comments12 min readLW link
(sambrown.eu)

How much should we care about non-hu­man an­i­mals?

bokov4 Nov 2022 21:36 UTC
16 points
8 comments2 min readLW link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Ly­ing to Save Humanity

cebsuv14 Nov 2022 23:04 UTC
1 point
4 comments1 min readLW link

In­tro­duc­tion: You Are Here.

Brian Cohen14 Nov 2022 17:59 UTC
1 point
0 comments12 min readLW link

My Deon­tol­ogy Says Nar­row-Mind­ed­ness is Always Wrong

LVSN18 Nov 2022 6:11 UTC
5 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

On Mo­ral­ity, Ethics, and all that Jazz

Delen Heisman20 Nov 2022 20:00 UTC
4 points
4 comments2 min readLW link
(delen.substack.com)

SBF’s com­ments on ethics are no sur­prise to virtue ethicists

c.trout1 Dec 2022 4:18 UTC
35 points
24 comments15 min readLW link