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A fuzzy is a hypothetical measurement unit for “warm fuzzy feeling” one gets from believing that one has done good. Unlike utils, fuzzies can be earned through psychological tricks without regard for efficiency. For this reason, it may be a good idea to separate the concerns for actually doing good, for which one might need to shut up and multiply, and for earning fuzzies, to get psychological comfort.

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Pur­chase Fuzzies and Utilons Separately

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Apr 2009 9:51 UTC
212 points
88 comments4 min readLW link

Reli­gion, Mys­tery, and Warm, Soft Fuzzies

Psychohistorian14 May 2009 23:41 UTC
21 points
125 comments3 min readLW link

Cir­cu­lar Altruism

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Jan 2008 18:00 UTC
85 points
310 comments4 min readLW link

The Trou­ble With “Good”

Scott Alexander17 Apr 2009 2:07 UTC
99 points
137 comments6 min readLW link

Not for the Sake of Hap­piness (Alone)

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Nov 2007 3:19 UTC
101 points
108 comments3 min readLW link

How to an­noy mis­an­thropes and bleed­ing-hearts

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

Allais Hack—Trans­form Your De­ci­sions!

MBlume3 May 2009 22:37 UTC
22 points
19 comments2 min readLW link
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