In­tel­lec­tual Progress (In­di­vi­d­ual-Level)

TagLast edit: 25 Sep 2020 18:55 UTC by abramdemski

This tag is closely related to Scholarship & Learning. However, Scholarship & Learning covers learning existing material, almost to the exclusion of developing new ideas. The present tag is exclusively about developing new ideas (or at least new-to-you ideas which could have been new to the world, if someone else hadn’t invented them yet).

As you can see from the names, Intellectual Progress (Society Level) is a related tag which deals with how progress happens for whole societies. The present tag deals with the same theme on an individual level.

Posts on making progress in small groups are also welcome to this tag. The relevant cutoff is not the number of people (one vs many), but rather, the relevance to an individual who is trying to make intellectual progress. If a post is on the nuts-and-bolts process of making intellectual progress happen, it belongs here.

[Question] What makes peo­ple in­tel­lec­tu­ally ac­tive?

abramdemski29 Dec 2018 22:29 UTC
96 points
63 comments1 min readLW link

How To Write Quickly While Main­tain­ing Epistemic Rigor

johnswentworth28 Aug 2021 17:52 UTC
261 points
25 comments4 min readLW link

The Zet­telkas­ten Method

abramdemski20 Sep 2019 13:15 UTC
200 points
86 comments42 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

For progress to be by ac­cu­mu­la­tion and not by ran­dom walk, read great books

MichaelVassar2 Mar 2010 8:11 UTC
65 points
115 comments3 min readLW link

Cap­tur­ing Ideas

abramdemski9 Sep 2020 21:20 UTC
70 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

Writ­ing to think

adamzerner17 Nov 2020 7:54 UTC
53 points
24 comments5 min readLW link

Vi­sual Bab­ble and Prune

AllAmericanBreakfast4 Jun 2020 18:49 UTC
47 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

Mee­tups as In­sti­tu­tions for In­tel­lec­tual Progress

mingyuan17 Sep 2019 5:23 UTC
83 points
24 comments7 min readLW link

Align­ment Re­search Field Guide

abramdemski8 Mar 2019 19:57 UTC
209 points
9 comments17 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews

Start Un­der the Streetlight, then Push into the Shadows

lukeprog24 Jun 2013 0:49 UTC
51 points
29 comments8 min readLW link

De­liber­ate and spon­ta­neous creativity

Kaj_Sotala29 Mar 2009 19:45 UTC
28 points
30 comments4 min readLW link

Fo­rum par­ti­ci­pa­tion as a re­search strategy

Wei_Dai30 Jul 2019 18:09 UTC
122 points
41 comments3 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

[Question] Why is there a “clogged drain­pipe” effect in idea gen­er­a­tion?

jacobjacob20 Nov 2020 19:08 UTC
23 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Paper-Read­ing for Gears

johnswentworth4 Dec 2019 21:02 UTC
130 points
6 comments4 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

Lak­shmi’s Magic Rope: An In­tu­itive Ex­pla­na­tion of Ra­manu­jan Primes

AllAmericanBreakfast2 Sep 2021 16:36 UTC
15 points
21 comments11 min readLW link

How to Find a Problem

Jemist8 Sep 2021 20:05 UTC
5 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

A Tax­on­omy of Research

Jemist8 Sep 2021 19:30 UTC
5 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Film Study for Research

jsteinhardt14 Sep 2021 18:53 UTC
49 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Tell Your Ra­tion­al­ist Ori­gin Story… at Less Wrong

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Feb 2009 4:06 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
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