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Group Rationality

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In almost anything, individuals are inferior to groups. Several articles address this concern regarding rationality, i.e., the topic of Group Rationality.

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Heads I Win, Tails?—Never Heard of Her; Or, Selec­tive Re­port­ing and the Tragedy of the Green Rationalists

Zack_M_Davis24 Sep 2019 4:12 UTC
289 points
40 comments8 min readLW link2 reviews

Epistemic Legibility

Elizabeth9 Feb 2022 18:10 UTC
301 points
30 comments20 min readLW link1 review
(acesounderglass.com)

Bayesi­ans vs. Barbarians

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Apr 2009 23:45 UTC
100 points
277 comments8 min readLW link

Ra­tional Me or We?

RobinHanson17 Mar 2009 13:39 UTC
164 points
156 comments1 min readLW link

My ten­ta­tive best guess on how EAs and Ra­tion­al­ists some­times turn crazy

habryka21 Jun 2023 4:11 UTC
176 points
106 comments8 min readLW link

A Fun­da­men­tal Ques­tion of Group Rationality

steven046113 Oct 2010 20:32 UTC
17 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

The Ham­ming Prob­lem of Group Rationality

PDV26 Feb 2018 18:59 UTC
6 points
36 comments1 min readLW link

It turns out that group meet­ings are mostly a ter­rible way to make decisions

Ian David Moss17 Dec 2020 3:30 UTC
60 points
14 comments5 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Democ­racy Is in Danger, but Not for the Rea­sons You Think

ExCeph6 Nov 2022 21:15 UTC
−7 points
4 comments12 min readLW link
(ginnungagapfoundation.wordpress.com)

Loudly Give Up, Don’t Quietly Fade

Screwtape13 Nov 2023 23:30 UTC
138 points
11 comments6 min readLW link

Death in Groups II

ryan_b13 Apr 2018 18:12 UTC
14 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

The Heck­ler’s Veto Is Also Sub­ject to the Unilat­er­al­ist’s Curse

Zack_M_Davis9 Mar 2020 8:11 UTC
48 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

What is the next level of ra­tio­nal­ity?

12 Dec 2023 8:14 UTC
43 points
24 comments7 min readLW link

Epistemic Tenure

Scott Garrabrant18 Feb 2019 22:56 UTC
89 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

Why Our Kind Can’t Cooperate

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Mar 2009 8:37 UTC
286 points
211 comments9 min readLW link

Prin­ci­ples for Pro­duc­tive Group Meetings

jsteinhardt22 Mar 2023 0:50 UTC
60 points
1 comment13 min readLW link
(bounded-regret.ghost.io)

Your Price for Joining

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Mar 2009 7:16 UTC
79 points
58 comments4 min readLW link

The Right to be Wrong

sarahconstantin28 Nov 2017 23:43 UTC
48 points
9 comments6 min readLW link

Nega­tive and Pos­i­tive Selection

alyssavance6 Jul 2012 1:34 UTC
147 points
263 comments3 min readLW link

Shal­low Re­view of Con­sis­tency in State­ment Evaluation

Elizabeth9 Sep 2019 23:21 UTC
65 points
6 comments9 min readLW link

Ten­sions in Truth­seek­ing

Raemon2 Oct 2017 0:54 UTC
36 points
42 comments7 min readLW link

Non­mag­i­cal Powers

sixes_and_sevens26 Apr 2011 10:53 UTC
51 points
63 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] When does adding more peo­ple re­li­ably make a sys­tem bet­ter?

jacobjacob19 Jul 2019 4:21 UTC
30 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

Trust the (lo­cal) expert

rk9 Apr 2018 10:22 UTC
14 points
12 comments7 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity, Ped­a­gogy, and “Vibes”: Quick Thoughts

NicholasKross15 Jul 2023 2:09 UTC
14 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

The Treach­er­ous Path to Rationality

Jacob Falkovich9 Oct 2020 15:34 UTC
204 points
115 comments11 min readLW link1 review

The Role of Groups in the Pro­gres­sion of Hu­man Understanding

Chris_Leong27 Sep 2023 15:09 UTC
11 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Peo­ple Will Listen

sapphire11 Apr 2021 16:51 UTC
84 points
36 comments4 min readLW link

Public be­liefs vs. Pri­vate beliefs

Eli Tyre1 Jun 2022 21:33 UTC
143 points
30 comments5 min readLW link

«Boundaries», Part 1: a key miss­ing con­cept from util­ity theory

Andrew_Critch26 Jul 2022 23:03 UTC
158 points
31 comments7 min readLW link

Notes on Loyalty

David Gross15 Nov 2020 19:30 UTC
17 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

Whose rea­son­ing can you rely on when your own is faulty?

weft18 Feb 2018 22:41 UTC
29 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Against “Clas­sic Style”

Cleo Nardo23 Nov 2022 22:10 UTC
67 points
30 comments4 min readLW link

A multi-dis­ci­plinary view on AI safety research

Roman Leventov8 Feb 2023 16:50 UTC
43 points
4 comments26 min readLW link

Non-Book Re­view: Pat­terns of Conflict

johnswentworth30 Nov 2020 21:05 UTC
38 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

The Archipelago Model of Com­mu­nity Standards

Raemon21 Nov 2017 3:21 UTC
48 points
26 comments6 min readLW link

How I see knowl­edge aggregation

zulupineapple3 Feb 2018 10:31 UTC
24 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

We Agree: Speeches All Around!

JohnBuridan14 Jun 2018 17:53 UTC
37 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

Whin­ing-Based Communities

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 Apr 2009 20:31 UTC
80 points
99 comments4 min readLW link

The Im­por­tance of Those Who Aren’t Here

Davis_Kingsley31 Jul 2019 23:33 UTC
42 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Church vs. Taskforce

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Mar 2009 9:23 UTC
77 points
88 comments5 min readLW link

Hufflepuff Lead­er­ship and Fight­ing Entropy

Raemon7 Jun 2018 0:28 UTC
49 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Select­ing Ra­tion­al­ist Groups

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Apr 2009 16:21 UTC
42 points
34 comments3 min readLW link

The Se­cond Best

Wei Dai26 Jul 2009 22:58 UTC
18 points
59 comments2 min readLW link

Manda­tory Se­cret Identities

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Apr 2009 18:10 UTC
68 points
186 comments3 min readLW link

Roles are Mar­tial Arts for Agency

Eneasz8 Aug 2014 3:53 UTC
236 points
59 comments3 min readLW link

When pro­grams have to work—les­sons from NASA

NancyLebovitz31 Jul 2011 15:22 UTC
37 points
50 comments3 min readLW link

Group Ra­tion­al­ity Diary, Novem­ber 1-15

therufs3 Nov 2014 3:58 UTC
7 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Ex­plo­ra­tive Ques­tions to­wards Ar­gu­men­ta­tion + GitHub

cod3d13 Jul 2021 6:01 UTC
1 point
4 comments1 min readLW link

Against Com­pro­mise, or, De­cid­ing as a Team with­out Suc­comb­ing to Entropy

Alexandros8 Jan 2017 13:22 UTC
10 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(alexandros.resin.io)

Crowd­sourc­ing the availa­bil­ity heuristic

kalla72425 Apr 2012 6:20 UTC
43 points
40 comments7 min readLW link

Ra­tional Groups Kick Ass

talisman25 Apr 2009 2:37 UTC
33 points
24 comments2 min readLW link

In­di­vi­d­ual vs. Group Epistemic Rationality

Wei Dai2 Mar 2010 21:46 UTC
32 points
54 comments2 min readLW link

[Link] High-perfor­mance gov­ern­ment (Do­minic Cum­mings)

ioannes13 Dec 2019 23:53 UTC
25 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Les­sons Learned: Prop­erly Publi­ciz­ing a Re­gional Meetup Event (also, last call to ap­ply!)

Willa25 Jun 2023 0:58 UTC
9 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Be­com­ing stronger together

b4yes_duplicate0.992409072968312811 Jul 2017 13:00 UTC
30 points
39 comments9 min readLW link

Ra­tional Unilat­er­al­ists Aren’t So Cursed

Sami Petersen4 Jul 2023 12:19 UTC
44 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Look Un­der the Light Post

Gordon Seidoh Worley16 Jul 2018 22:19 UTC
22 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Righ­teous Mind

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

Go Forth and Create the Art!

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Apr 2009 1:37 UTC
84 points
114 comments5 min readLW link

Every­thing I ever needed to know, I learned from World of War­craft: In­cen­tives and rewards

Said Achmiz7 May 2018 6:44 UTC
25 points
6 comments9 min readLW link
(blog.obormot.net)

Ad­ver­sar­ial Sys­tem Hats

Johnicholas11 Mar 2009 16:56 UTC
8 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Mar­ket­ing rationalism

PhilGoetz12 Apr 2009 21:41 UTC
16 points
65 comments1 min readLW link

Group Ra­tion­al­ity Diary, Fe­bru­ary 1-14

therufs1 Feb 2015 3:04 UTC
9 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Group Ra­tion­al­ity Diary, Fe­bru­ary 15-28

therufs16 Feb 2015 4:40 UTC
8 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Group ra­tio­nal­ity di­ary, May 5th − 23rd

philh4 May 2015 23:59 UTC
12 points
29 comments1 min readLW link

Group Ra­tion­al­ity Diary, Au­gust 1-15

therufs1 Aug 2014 20:44 UTC
7 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Group ra­tio­nal­ity di­ary, 5/​14/​12

cata15 May 2012 3:01 UTC
31 points
46 comments1 min readLW link

A Suite of Prag­matic Con­sid­er­a­tions in Fa­vor of Niceness

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

3 Cul­tural In­fras­truc­ture Ideas from MAPLE

Unreal26 Nov 2019 18:56 UTC
53 points
15 comments9 min readLW link

Re­place your­self be­fore you stop or­ga­niz­ing your com­mu­nity.

Raemon22 Jul 2018 20:57 UTC
63 points
16 comments4 min readLW link

The Art of Crit­i­cal De­ci­sion Making

PhilGoetz17 Apr 2009 1:54 UTC
−2 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Epis­tle to the New York Less Wrongians

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Apr 2011 21:13 UTC
150 points
275 comments10 min readLW link

Re­duc­ing col­lec­tive ra­tio­nal­ity to in­di­vi­d­ual op­ti­miza­tion in com­mon-pay­off games us­ing MCMC

jessicata20 Aug 2018 0:51 UTC
59 points
12 comments7 min readLW link

Less Wrong NYC: Case Study of a Suc­cess­ful Ra­tion­al­ist Chapter

Cosmos17 Mar 2011 20:12 UTC
187 points
172 comments11 min readLW link

Hel­pless Individuals

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Mar 2009 11:10 UTC
83 points
244 comments3 min readLW link

Melt­ing Gold, and Or­ga­ni­za­tional Capacity

Raemon11 Dec 2017 19:16 UTC
72 points
23 comments5 min readLW link

[Re­view] On the Chatham House Rule (Ben Pace, Dec 2019)

Ben Pace10 Dec 2019 0:24 UTC
40 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

The Black Team—A Parable of Group Effectiveness

JGWeissman22 Apr 2011 2:37 UTC
59 points
21 comments1 min readLW link
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