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His­tory of Rationality

TagLast edit: 9 Feb 2021 9:43 UTC by Yoav Ravid

A post is relevant to the history of rationality if it discusses past events pertaining to the LW community or another topic related to rationality, or the post is of strong historical interest.

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Related Pages: History of Less Wrong, History

Historically relevant organizations, groups, and movements include:

The Ra­tion­al­ists of the 1950s (and be­fore) also called them­selves “Ra­tion­al­ists”

Owain_Evans28 Nov 2021 20:17 UTC
178 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ism be­fore the Sequences

Eric Raymond30 Mar 2021 14:04 UTC
508 points
80 comments10 min readLW link

Whither OB?

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Nov 2008 19:38 UTC
8 points
53 comments2 min readLW link

A His­tory of Bayes’ Theorem

lukeprog29 Aug 2011 7:04 UTC
74 points
90 comments15 min readLW link

AI Risk and Op­por­tu­nity: Hu­man­ity’s Efforts So Far

lukeprog21 Mar 2012 2:49 UTC
45 points
49 comments23 min readLW link

100 Years Of Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

jdp27 Sep 2021 0:31 UTC
60 points
11 comments33 min readLW link
(www.wrestlinggnon.com)

The End (of Se­quences)

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Apr 2009 21:07 UTC
39 points
37 comments5 min readLW link

...And Say No More Of It

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Feb 2009 0:15 UTC
37 points
25 comments5 min readLW link

Seek­ing a “Seek­ing Whence ‘Seek Whence’” Sequence

Will_Newsome25 Jun 2012 11:10 UTC
37 points
33 comments3 min readLW link

Jan Bloch’s Im­pos­si­ble War

Slimepriestess17 Feb 2020 16:14 UTC
105 points
31 comments5 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Time Binders

Slimepriestess24 Feb 2020 9:55 UTC
23 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Gods! Robots! Aliens! Zom­bies!

Slimepriestess16 Mar 2020 18:08 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Lives of the Cam­bridge poly­math geniuses

Owain_Evans25 Jan 2022 4:45 UTC
99 points
40 comments3 min readLW link

A Brief His­tory of LessWrong

Ruby1 Jun 2019 0:43 UTC
31 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

His­tory of LessWrong: Some Data Graphics

Said Achmiz16 Nov 2018 7:07 UTC
64 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

His­tory of the Devel­op­ment of Log­i­cal Induction

Scott Garrabrant29 Aug 2018 3:15 UTC
89 points
4 comments5 min readLW link

A brief his­tory of eth­i­cally con­cerned scientists

Kaj_Sotala9 Feb 2013 5:50 UTC
103 points
150 comments14 min readLW link

The Ra­tion­al­ity Wars

Stefan_Schubert27 Feb 2014 17:08 UTC
30 points
43 comments3 min readLW link

[HPMoR Pod­cast] A Mu­si­cal Help Request

Eneasz20 May 2011 16:18 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Timeline of AI safety

riceissa7 Feb 2021 22:29 UTC
60 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(timelines.issarice.com)

Truth + Rea­son = The True Reli­gion?

David_Gross17 Sep 2021 22:14 UTC
34 points
2 comments19 min readLW link

SL4 META: list clo­sure 2 month followup

gwern10 May 2011 15:46 UTC
26 points
25 comments1 min readLW link