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Philosophy

TagLast edit: 14 Jul 2020 0:48 UTC by Matt Reyes

(From Wikipedia,) Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

This tag probably implies non-Less Wrong philosophy in particular. This could be mainstream or academic philosophy, Eastern philosophy, or something else

What I’d change about differ­ent philos­o­phy fields

Rob Bensinger8 Mar 2021 18:25 UTC
57 points
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Philos­o­phy: A Diseased Discipline

lukeprog28 Mar 2011 19:31 UTC
145 points
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Eliezer’s Se­quences and Main­stream Academia

lukeprog15 Sep 2012 0:32 UTC
237 points
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Less Wrong Ra­tion­al­ity and Main­stream Philosophy

lukeprog20 Mar 2011 20:28 UTC
161 points
334 comments5 min readLW link

7. Evolu­tion and Ethics

RogerDearnaley15 Feb 2024 23:38 UTC
2 points
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5. Mo­ral Value for Sen­tient An­i­mals? Alas, Not Yet

RogerDearnaley27 Dec 2023 6:42 UTC
35 points
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Train Philoso­phers with Pearl and Kah­ne­man, not Plato and Kant

lukeprog6 Dec 2012 0:42 UTC
113 points
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[Lec­ture Club] Awak­en­ing from the Mean­ing Crisis

Vaniver8 Mar 2021 15:22 UTC
72 points
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“The Con­spir­acy against the Hu­man Race,” by Thomas Ligotti

Callmesalticidae13 Aug 2020 23:01 UTC
20 points
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Where Re­cur­sive Jus­tifi­ca­tion Hits Bottom

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Jul 2008 10:16 UTC
121 points
81 comments10 min readLW link

A Priori

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Oct 2007 21:02 UTC
83 points
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Si­tu­at­ing LessWrong in con­tem­po­rary philos­o­phy: An in­ter­view with Jon Livengood

Suspended Reason1 Jul 2020 0:37 UTC
117 points
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Dis­solv­ing the Question

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Mar 2008 3:17 UTC
136 points
122 comments5 min readLW link

On the na­ture of pur­pose

Nora_Ammann22 Jan 2021 8:30 UTC
29 points
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Con­cepts Don’t Work That Way

lukeprog28 Sep 2011 2:01 UTC
86 points
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Some Thoughts on Metaphilosophy

Wei Dai10 Feb 2019 0:28 UTC
65 points
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Book re­view: The Im­por­tance of What We Care About (Harry G. Frank­furt)

David Gross13 Sep 2023 4:17 UTC
7 points
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[Link] New Stan­ford En­cy­clo­pe­dia of Philos­o­phy ar­ti­cle, “Nor­ma­tive The­o­ries of Ra­tional Choice: Ri­vals to Ex­pected Utility”

Aryeh Englander16 May 2022 19:33 UTC
10 points
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Com­mon Philo­soph­i­cal Mis­takes, ac­cord­ing to Joe Sch­mid [videos]

DanielFilan3 Mar 2024 0:15 UTC
8 points
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(www.youtube.com)

Wormy the Worm

River Lewis21 May 2022 15:34 UTC
3 points
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(heytraveler.substack.com)

A short con­cep­tual ex­plainer of Im­manuel Kant’s Cri­tique of Pure Reason

jessicata3 Jun 2022 1:06 UTC
57 points
12 comments16 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

The Bur­den of Worldbuilding

lsusr4 Jun 2022 1:15 UTC
27 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Cracks in the Wall, Part I: The Conscious

silo24 Jun 2022 18:29 UTC
−3 points
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(stephenfoster.substack.com)

It’s OK to be bi­ased to­wards humans

dr_s11 Nov 2023 11:59 UTC
55 points
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Find out how util­i­tar­ian you are—a mega thread of philos­o­phy polls

spencerg10 Sep 2022 14:05 UTC
8 points
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(twitter.com)

[Question] How does an­thropic rea­son­ing and illu­sion­ism/​elimini­tivism in­ter­act?

Shiroe5 Oct 2022 22:31 UTC
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AI do­ing philos­o­phy = AI gen­er­at­ing hands?

Wei Dai15 Jan 2024 9:04 UTC
45 points
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Re­view of Lakoff & John­son, ‘Philos­o­phy in the Flesh’

lukeprog26 Oct 2011 11:57 UTC
32 points
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Two Hot Takes about Quine

Charlie Steiner11 Jul 2023 6:42 UTC
15 points
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Poster Ses­sion on AI Safety

Neil Crawford12 Nov 2022 3:50 UTC
7 points
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Zeno’s Paradoxes

Chris_Leong1 Nov 2020 23:39 UTC
8 points
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Defla­tion­ism isn’t the solu­tion to philos­o­phy’s woes

Rob Bensinger10 Mar 2021 0:20 UTC
62 points
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Thirty-three ran­domly se­lected bioethics papers

Rob Bensinger22 Mar 2021 21:38 UTC
112 points
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Daniel Den­nett has died (1942-2024)

kave19 Apr 2024 16:17 UTC
144 points
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(dailynous.com)

Six Plau­si­ble Meta-Eth­i­cal Alternatives

Wei Dai6 Aug 2014 0:04 UTC
84 points
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Valuism—an ap­proach to life for you to consider

spencerg19 Jul 2023 15:23 UTC
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The “In­tu­itions” Be­hind “Utili­tar­i­anism”

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Jan 2008 16:29 UTC
78 points
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Why should eth­i­cal anti-re­al­ists do ethics?

Joe Carlsmith16 Feb 2023 16:27 UTC
38 points
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Me­taphilo­soph­i­cal Mysteries

Wei Dai27 Jul 2010 0:55 UTC
53 points
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Fun­da­men­tal Uncer­tainty: Chap­ter 8 - When does fun­da­men­tal un­cer­tainty mat­ter?

Gordon Seidoh Worley26 Apr 2024 18:10 UTC
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Fun­da­men­tal Uncer­tainty: Chap­ter 5 - How do we know what we know?

Gordon Seidoh Worley28 Dec 2022 1:28 UTC
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On attunement

Joe Carlsmith25 Mar 2024 12:47 UTC
92 points
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Philos­o­phy of Num­bers (part 2)

Charlie Steiner19 Dec 2017 13:57 UTC
3 points
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Em­piri­cal philos­o­phy and inversions

Charlie Steiner29 Dec 2017 12:12 UTC
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[Question] How can one train philo­soph­i­cal skill?

abramdemski30 Sep 2021 14:56 UTC
31 points
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Book Re­view: Philo­soph­i­cal In­ves­ti­ga­tions by Wittgenstein

Chris_Leong12 Oct 2021 20:14 UTC
34 points
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Wittgen­stein’s Lan­guage Games and the Cri­tique of the Nat­u­ral Ab­strac­tion Hypothesis

Chris_Leong16 Mar 2023 7:56 UTC
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Im­pos­si­ble moral prob­lems and moral authority

Charlie Steiner18 Nov 2019 9:28 UTC
22 points
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Life as metaphor for ev­ery­thing else.

Charlie Steiner5 Apr 2020 7:21 UTC
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Notes on Wisdom

David Gross14 Nov 2020 2:37 UTC
6 points
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Gricean com­mu­ni­ca­tion and meta-preferences

Charlie Steiner10 Feb 2020 5:05 UTC
24 points
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Meta-prefer­ences two ways: gen­er­a­tor vs. patch

Charlie Steiner1 Apr 2020 0:51 UTC
18 points
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The Lop­sided Lives Ar­gu­ment For He­donism About Well-being

omnizoid22 Aug 2023 7:59 UTC
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On­tolog­i­cal Cri­sis in Humans

Wei Dai18 Dec 2012 17:32 UTC
82 points
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Shut Up and Divide?

Wei Dai9 Feb 2010 20:09 UTC
113 points
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We need a the­ory of an­thropic mea­sure binding

mako yass30 Dec 2021 7:22 UTC
27 points
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[Question] What is a prob­a­bil­is­tic phys­i­cal the­ory?

Ege Erdil25 Dec 2021 16:30 UTC
15 points
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On the on­tolog­i­cal de­vel­op­ment of consciousness

jessicata25 Jan 2020 5:56 UTC
45 points
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(unstableontology.com)

Paradigm-build­ing from first prin­ci­ples: Effec­tive al­tru­ism, AGI, and alignment

Cameron Berg8 Feb 2022 16:12 UTC
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Why do we need a NEW philos­o­phy of progress?

jasoncrawford25 Jan 2022 17:28 UTC
75 points
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(rootsofprogress.org)

Up­com­ing sta­bil­ity of values

Stuart_Armstrong15 Mar 2018 11:36 UTC
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A para­dox of existence

Chris van Merwijk5 Apr 2022 9:45 UTC
27 points
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Puz­zles for Physicalists

jessicata12 Mar 2020 1:37 UTC
46 points
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(unstableontology.com)

Meta Ques­tions about Metaphilosophy

Wei Dai1 Sep 2023 1:17 UTC
148 points
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Ne­ces­sity and Warrant

namespace1 Apr 2020 3:12 UTC
27 points
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(www.thelastrationalist.com)

Evil Demon

sanroot24 May 2023 4:13 UTC
1 point
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Can You Prove Two Par­ti­cles Are Iden­ti­cal?

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Apr 2008 7:06 UTC
57 points
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On first look­ing into Rus­sell’s History

Richard_Ngo8 Nov 2018 11:20 UTC
23 points
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(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

“One Man’s Mo­dus Po­nens Is Another Man’s Mo­dus Tol­lens”

gwern17 May 2019 22:03 UTC
33 points
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(www.gwern.net)

misc raw re­sponses to a tract of Crit­i­cal Rationalism

mako yass14 Aug 2020 11:53 UTC
21 points
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“Tech­nol­ogy and the Fu­ture of Per­sons”, by Lynne Rud­der Baker (2013)

Callmesalticidae20 Aug 2020 14:31 UTC
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“On Bul­lshit” and “On Truth,” by Harry Frankfurt

Callmesalticidae28 Aug 2020 0:44 UTC
20 points
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Set­tled ques­tions in philosophy

lukeprog16 Feb 2011 6:53 UTC
56 points
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What do pro­fes­sional philoso­phers be­lieve, and why?

Rob Bensinger1 May 2013 14:40 UTC
49 points
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LW Philoso­phers ver­sus Analytics

Ronny Fernandez28 Nov 2011 15:40 UTC
50 points
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Leav­ing LessWrong for a more ra­tio­nal life

Mark_Friedenbach21 May 2015 19:24 UTC
46 points
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Safe AI and moral AI

William D'Alessandro1 Jun 2023 21:36 UTC
−2 points
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Philos­o­phy that can be “taken se­ri­ously by com­puter sci­en­tists”

lukeprog27 Dec 2011 2:39 UTC
30 points
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You Are a Com­puter, and No, That’s Not a Metaphor

jakej11 Jun 2023 5:38 UTC
12 points
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(sigil.substack.com)

Avoid­ing meta­physics means giv­ing bad philos­o­phy a free pass

Aditya16 Jun 2023 20:54 UTC
6 points
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Clar­ify­ing the Post­mod­ernism De­bate With Skep­ti­cal Modernism

Chris_Leong16 Feb 2018 9:40 UTC
17 points
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Nat­u­ral Laws Are De­scrip­tions, not Rules

pragmatist8 Aug 2012 4:27 UTC
33 points
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Liv­ing Metaphorically

lukeprog28 Nov 2011 15:01 UTC
33 points
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Shell, Shield, Staff

SquirrelInHell25 Jan 2018 13:22 UTC
11 points
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(squirrelinhell.blogspot.com)

Philos­o­phy of Num­bers (part 1)

Charlie Steiner2 Dec 2017 18:20 UTC
11 points
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Ele­ments of Com­pu­ta­tional Philos­o­phy, Vol. I: Truth

1 Jul 2023 11:44 UTC
12 points
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(compphil.github.io)

Philos­o­phy Needs to Trust Your Ra­tion­al­ity Even Though It Shouldn’t

lukeprog29 Nov 2012 21:00 UTC
40 points
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Free­dom un­der Nat­u­ral­is­tic Dualism

Arturo Macias27 Jun 2023 14:34 UTC
1 point
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The Sub­tle Art of still giv­ing the F*ck (Part 1 — We just need a Happy End­ing!!)

shashank200027 Jun 2023 11:01 UTC
1 point
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Philoso­phers and seek­ing answers

Scott Alexander4 Feb 2011 22:51 UTC
41 points
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Defi­ni­tions are about effi­ciency and con­sis­tency with com­mon lan­guage.

Nacruno9610 Jul 2023 23:46 UTC
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To Learn Crit­i­cal Think­ing, Study Crit­i­cal Thinking

gwern7 Jul 2012 23:50 UTC
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Con­scious­ness as a con­fla­tion­ary al­li­ance term for in­trin­si­cally val­ued in­ter­nal experiences

Andrew_Critch10 Jul 2023 8:09 UTC
190 points
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Philo­soph­i­cal self-ratification

jessicata3 Feb 2020 22:48 UTC
23 points
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(unstableontology.com)

How not to be a Naïve Computationalist

diegocaleiro13 Apr 2011 19:45 UTC
39 points
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A Policy for Bit­ing Bullets

eapache31 Aug 2020 21:00 UTC
6 points
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A case for ga­mete per­son­hood (re­duc­tio ad ab­sur­dum)

Ansyn131220 Jul 2023 8:25 UTC
−1 points
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Still no Lie De­tec­tor for LLMs

18 Jul 2023 19:56 UTC
47 points
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AI, Con­scious­ness, and the prob­lem of Mo­ral Considerability

stultus16 Jul 2023 19:56 UTC
1 point
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“In the Dust of This Planet,” by Eu­gene Thacker

Callmesalticidae10 Sep 2020 19:50 UTC
4 points
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SSA vs. SIA: how fu­ture pop­u­la­tion may provide ev­i­dence for or against the foun­da­tions of poli­ti­cal liberalism

j30 Jul 2023 20:18 UTC
−6 points
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Ac­cel­er­ate with­out hu­man­ity: Sum­mary of Nick Land’s philosophy

Yuxi_Liu16 Jun 2019 3:22 UTC
35 points
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A Philoso­pher Walks Into A Coffee Shop

Scott Alexander25 Jan 2015 20:42 UTC
56 points
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An In­tro­duc­tion to Me

AlithyInfinity24 Aug 2023 16:45 UTC
0 points
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A Bro­ken Koan

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 May 2008 19:04 UTC
8 points
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The mind as a polyvis­cous fluid

Bill Benzon28 Aug 2023 14:38 UTC
8 points
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Post­mod­ernism for rationalists

Kaj_Sotala17 Oct 2017 12:20 UTC
3 points
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(palegreendot.net)

You don’t need Kant

1 Apr 2009 18:09 UTC
21 points
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[Link] Scott Aaron­son on Why Philoso­phers Should Care About Com­pu­ta­tional Complexity

DanielVarga15 Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
31 points
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Play­ing the game vs. find­ing a cheat code

Metacelsus10 Sep 2023 18:11 UTC
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(open.substack.com)

Belief and the Truth

Sam I am20 Sep 2023 17:38 UTC
2 points
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(open.substack.com)

I de­signed an AI safety course (for a philos­o­phy de­part­ment)

Eleni Angelou23 Sep 2023 22:03 UTC
37 points
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Re­solv­ing moral un­cer­tainty with randomization

29 Sep 2023 11:23 UTC
7 points
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Help Re­form A Philos­o­phy Curriculum

JonathanLivengood8 Dec 2012 22:45 UTC
38 points
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Epistemic Mo­tif of Ab­stract-Con­crete Cy­cles & Do­main Expansion

Dalcy10 Oct 2023 3:28 UTC
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Mu­sic: The 21st Cen­tury Monads

XiXiDu25 Jun 2011 10:38 UTC
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Fit­ting­ness: Ra­tional suc­cess in con­cept formation

Polytopos10 Jan 2021 15:58 UTC
6 points
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Some things I’ve learned in college

Aaron Bergman25 Mar 2021 21:30 UTC
22 points
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(aaronbergman.substack.com)

The im­por­tance of how you weigh it

Joe Carlsmith29 Mar 2021 4:59 UTC
35 points
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25 Min Talk on Me­taEth­i­cal.AI with Ques­tions from Stu­art Armstrong

June Ku29 Apr 2021 15:38 UTC
21 points
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Christen­son’s “Episte­mol­ogy of Disagree­ment: The Good News”

Aidan_Kierans16 May 2021 3:58 UTC
1 point
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Paper Re­view: Math­e­mat­i­cal Truth

Alex Hollow30 May 2021 20:25 UTC
5 points
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(alexhollow.wordpress.com)

Main­stream Episte­mol­ogy for LessWrong, Part 1: Feld­man on Evidentialism

ChrisHallquist16 Nov 2013 16:16 UTC
30 points
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Neo-Mohism

Bae's Theorem16 Jun 2021 21:57 UTC
5 points
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In Praise (and Defence) of The People

Olitness27 Jul 2021 7:13 UTC
−8 points
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(olitness.wordpress.com)

More Use­ful Way of An­swer­ing “Mind vs. Body” Problem

Olitness27 Jul 2021 7:13 UTC
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(olitness.wordpress.com)

Philos­o­phy Web—Pro­ject Proposal

SocratesDissatisfied24 Aug 2021 15:36 UTC
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Truth + Rea­son = The True Reli­gion?

David Gross17 Sep 2021 22:14 UTC
34 points
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Book Re­view: Feel­ing Great by David Burns

Fei12 Oct 2021 16:32 UTC
13 points
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Book Re­view: All I Want To Know Is Where I’m Go­ing To Die So I’ll Never Go There

Anmoljain13 Oct 2021 3:46 UTC
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Book Re­view: De­nial of Death

PatrickDFarley14 Oct 2021 4:28 UTC
14 points
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A re­ply to Mark Linsen­mayer about philosophy

lukeprog5 Jan 2013 11:25 UTC
30 points
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Hegel vs. GPT-3

Bezzi27 Oct 2021 5:55 UTC
9 points
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2020 PhilPapers Sur­vey Results

Rob Bensinger2 Nov 2021 5:00 UTC
58 points
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Can solip­sism be dis­proven?

nx20594 Dec 2021 8:24 UTC
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[un­ti­tled post]

superads916 Feb 2022 20:39 UTC
−5 points
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The Fetishiza­tion of Dystopia

john yardsale22 Apr 2022 16:39 UTC
−8 points
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Unity of Doc­trine vs Unity of Method in Philosophy

JonathanErhardt22 Apr 2022 13:16 UTC
6 points
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Con­scious­ness: A Com­pres­sion-Based Approach

interstice16 Apr 2022 16:40 UTC
13 points
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Con­ti­nen­tal Philos­o­phy as Un­der­grad­u­ate Mathematics

Jan26 Apr 2022 8:05 UTC
15 points
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(universalprior.substack.com)

De­mon­strat­ing MWI by in­terfer­ing hu­man simulations

Yair Halberstadt8 May 2022 17:28 UTC
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My Take On Philosophy

UtilityMonster22 May 2022 16:43 UTC
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Just Say No to Utilitarianism

Arjun Panickssery3 Jun 2022 22:59 UTC
3 points
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(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

The Fourth Arena: What’s Up in the world these days? We’re mov­ing to a new, a new what?

Bill Benzon4 Jun 2022 19:07 UTC
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Bridg­ing Ex­pected Utility Max­i­miza­tion and Optimization

Whispermute5 Aug 2022 8:18 UTC
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The Busy Bee Brain

Bill Benzon13 Dec 2023 13:10 UTC
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Mind is uncountable

Filip Sondej2 Nov 2022 11:51 UTC
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Ques­tions about AI that bother me

Eleni Angelou5 Feb 2023 5:04 UTC
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Why I think that teach­ing philos­o­phy is high impact

Eleni Angelou19 Dec 2022 3:11 UTC
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Against Diversification

Jack Malde22 Dec 2022 13:29 UTC
3 points
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(ethicaleconomist.substack.com)

Theod­icy and the simu­la­tion hy­poth­e­sis, or: The prob­lem of simu­la­tor evil

philosophybear26 Dec 2022 18:55 UTC
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(philosophybear.substack.com)

Against John Searle, Gary Mar­cus, the Chi­nese Room thought ex­per­i­ment and its world

philosophybear29 Dec 2022 3:26 UTC
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Pierre Me­nard, pixel art, and entropy

Joey Marcellino9 Jan 2023 16:34 UTC
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The AI Con­trol Prob­lem in a wider in­tel­lec­tual context

philosophybear13 Jan 2023 0:28 UTC
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Thatcher’s Axiom

Edward P. Könings24 Jan 2023 22:35 UTC
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The Knock­down Ar­gu­ment Paradox

Bryan Frances28 Jan 2023 19:23 UTC
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Noz­ick’s Dilemma: A Cri­tique of Game Theory

Edward P. Könings17 Feb 2023 16:11 UTC
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No Room for Poli­ti­cal Philosophy

Arturo Macias21 Feb 2023 16:11 UTC
0 points
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A Some­what Func­tional Defi­ni­tion of Philosophy

Richard Henage27 Feb 2023 0:25 UTC
1 point
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The idea of an “al­igned su­per­in­tel­li­gence” seems misguided

ssadler27 Feb 2023 11:19 UTC
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(ssadler.substack.com)

Some Var­i­ants of Sleep­ing Beauty

1 Mar 2023 16:51 UTC
34 points
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The Type II In­ner-Com­pass Theorem

Tristan Miano6 Mar 2023 2:35 UTC
−16 points
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The In­ner-Com­pass Theorem

Tristan Miano5 Mar 2023 15:21 UTC
−23 points
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The Ogdoad

Tristan Miano5 Mar 2023 20:01 UTC
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The Pinnacle

nem7 Mar 2023 17:07 UTC
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Three lev­els of ex­plo­ra­tion and intelligence

Q Home16 Mar 2023 10:55 UTC
9 points
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Mo­ral­ity Doesn’t Deter­mine Reality

Alex Beyman17 Mar 2023 7:11 UTC
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What is Con­scious­ness?

belkarx19 Oct 2022 21:14 UTC
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Ag­glomer­a­tion of ‘Ought’

DavidAndresBloom15 Dec 2023 19:07 UTC
1 point
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The Limits of Ar­tifi­cial Con­scious­ness: A Biol­ogy-Based Cri­tique of Chalmers’ Fad­ing Qualia Argument

Štěpán Los17 Dec 2023 19:11 UTC
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[Question] Why is there an al­ign­ment prob­lem?

InfiniteLight22 Dec 2023 6:19 UTC
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[Question] Time Fuse in Head

Martin Rychlitzki25 Dec 2023 9:46 UTC
1 point
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Free agents

Michele Campolo27 Dec 2023 20:20 UTC
6 points
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Ap­ply to the PIBBSS Sum­mer Re­search Fellowship

12 Jan 2024 4:06 UTC
39 points
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A Chi­nese Room Con­tain­ing a Stack of Stochas­tic Parrots

RogerDearnaley12 Jan 2024 6:29 UTC
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Is the uni­verse all there is? ‘Ev­i­dence’ for ob­jects out­side the uni­verse...

JonathanHall14 Jan 2024 23:56 UTC
−4 points
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Look­ing be­yond Everett in mul­ti­ver­sal views of LLMs

kromem29 May 2024 12:35 UTC
3 points
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Mind Upload­ing and the Dou­ble In­stance Paradox

Syntrop29 May 2024 11:36 UTC
1 point
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Epiphe­nom­e­nal­ism leads to elimi­na­tivism about qualia

Clément L11 Mar 2024 19:53 UTC
3 points
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Do an­droids silence echoes of the past?

Michael Li11 Feb 2024 2:35 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

The Astro­nom­i­cal Sacri­fice Dilemma

Matthew McRedmond11 Mar 2024 19:58 UTC
14 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Scien­tific Method

Andrij “Androniq” Ghorbunov18 Feb 2024 21:06 UTC
20 points
4 comments30 min readLW link

Selec­tions From “The Trou­ble With Be­ing Born”

Arjun Panickssery20 Feb 2024 10:07 UTC
23 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

The role of philo­soph­i­cal think­ing in un­der­stand­ing large lan­guage mod­els: Cal­ibrat­ing and clos­ing the gap be­tween first-per­son ex­pe­rience and un­der­ly­ing mechanisms

Bill Benzon23 Feb 2024 12:19 UTC
4 points
0 comments10 min readLW link

Rawls’s Veil of Ig­no­rance Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Arjun Panickssery24 Feb 2024 13:18 UTC
9 points
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A Day into my thoughts!

PranayJairam17 Mar 2024 22:07 UTC
1 point
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Wittgen­stein and the Pri­vate Lan­guage Argument

TMFOW24 Mar 2024 20:06 UTC
3 points
0 comments14 min readLW link
(tmfow.substack.com)

Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Liv­ing Wisdom

TMFOW29 Mar 2024 7:41 UTC
−6 points
1 comment17 min readLW link
(tmfow.substack.com)

Prin­ci­ples of ac­tion: fun­da­men­tals of how ac­tion works

DDthinker31 Mar 2024 2:19 UTC
0 points
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Con­flict in Posthu­man Literature

Martín Soto6 Apr 2024 22:26 UTC
39 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(twitter.com)

In­ves­ti­gat­ing the role of agency in AI x-risk

Corin Katzke8 Apr 2024 15:12 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

A New Re­sponse To New­comb’s Paradox

Daniel Birnbaum15 Apr 2024 20:38 UTC
0 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

An eth­i­cal frame­work to su­per­sede Utilitarianism

metalcrow17 Apr 2024 17:18 UTC
1 point
4 comments4 min readLW link

WISDOMISM A Mo­ral The­ory for the Age of Information

Peter lawless 19 Apr 2024 23:06 UTC
2 points
0 comments9 min readLW link

Real­ity com­pre­hen­si­bil­ity: are there illog­i­cal things in re­al­ity?

DDthinker30 Apr 2024 21:30 UTC
−3 points
0 comments10 min readLW link

De­sign­ing for a sin­gle purpose

Itay Dreyfus7 May 2024 14:11 UTC
48 points
12 comments10 min readLW link
(productidentity.co)

The So­cial Im­pact of Trol­ley Problems

atomantic8 May 2024 3:09 UTC
5 points
3 comments14 min readLW link

What Are Non-Zero-Sum Games?—A Primer

James Stephen Brown18 May 2024 9:19 UTC
4 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

AI Align­ment, Philo­soph­i­cal Plu­ral­ism, and the Rele­vance of Non-Western Philosophy

xuan1 Jan 2021 0:08 UTC
30 points
21 comments20 min readLW link

Key Ques­tions for Digi­tal Minds

Jacy Reese Anthis22 Mar 2023 17:13 UTC
22 points
0 comments7 min readLW link
(www.sentienceinstitute.org)

So, just why do GPTs have to op­er­ate by con­tin­u­ing an ex­ist­ing string?

Bill Benzon24 Mar 2023 12:08 UTC
−4 points
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Why There Is No An­swer to Your Philo­soph­i­cal Question

Bryan Frances24 Mar 2023 23:22 UTC
−12 points
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[Question] Best re­sources to learn philos­o­phy of mind and AI?

Sky Moo27 Mar 2023 18:22 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Ber­mudez In­ter­face Problem

Motor Vehicle27 Mar 2023 18:11 UTC
1 point
2 comments1 min readLW link

The Ra­tion­al­ist Guide to Hinduism

Harsha G.29 Mar 2023 17:03 UTC
22 points
12 comments9 min readLW link
(somestrangeloops.substack.com)

~100 In­ter­est­ing Questions

RohanS30 Mar 2023 13:57 UTC
53 points
18 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] Why don’t peo­ple talk about the Dooms­day Ar­gu­ment more of­ten?

sam31 Mar 2023 17:52 UTC
−1 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Hu­man-AI Reflec­tive Equilibrium

Allison Duettmann24 Jan 2023 1:32 UTC
15 points
1 comment24 min readLW link

A Defense of Utilitarianism

Pareto Optimal6 Apr 2023 21:09 UTC
−3 points
2 comments5 min readLW link
(paretooptimal.substack.com)

AI as Con­tact with our Col­lec­tive Unconscious

Scott Broock15 Apr 2023 2:11 UTC
−4 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

The Truth About False

Thoth Hermes15 Apr 2023 1:01 UTC
−21 points
4 comments17 min readLW link
(thothhermes.substack.com)

How Large Lan­guage Models Nuke our Naive No­tions of Truth and Reality

Sean Lee17 Apr 2023 18:08 UTC
0 points
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The Quan­tum Wave Func­tion is Re­lated to a Philos­o­phy Concept

Richard Aragon20 Apr 2023 3:16 UTC
−11 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Philos­o­phy by Paul Gra­ham Link

EniScien26 Apr 2023 5:36 UTC
21 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Deter­mined by Sapolsky

Kailuo Wang1 Nov 2023 17:37 UTC
1 point
0 comments7 min readLW link

On Ego and The Ex­ploita­tion of Achievement

Ismail12 Nov 2023 18:23 UTC
1 point
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Sen­tience In­sti­tute 2023 End of Year Summary

michael_dello27 Nov 2023 12:11 UTC
11 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(www.sentienceinstitute.org)

Niet­zsche’s Mo­ral­ity in Plain English

Arjun Panickssery4 Dec 2023 0:57 UTC
74 points
13 comments4 min readLW link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

[Poll] Less Wrong and Main­stream Philos­o­phy: How Differ­ent are We?

Jayson_Virissimo26 Sep 2012 12:25 UTC
55 points
629 comments1 min readLW link

The Ul­ti­mate Source

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Jun 2008 9:01 UTC
74 points
80 comments8 min readLW link

A sim­ple sketch of how re­al­ism be­came unpopular

Rob Bensinger11 Oct 2019 22:25 UTC
62 points
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Cat­e­gories of Ar­gu­ing Style : Why be­ing good among ra­tio­nal­ists isn’t enough to ar­gue with everyone

Camille Berger 7 May 2023 17:45 UTC
16 points
0 comments23 min readLW link

In defence of epistemic mod­esty [dis­til­la­tion]

Luise10 May 2023 9:44 UTC
17 points
2 comments9 min readLW link

For­mu­lat­ing the AI Doom Ar­gu­ment for An­a­lytic Philosophers

JonathanErhardt12 May 2023 7:54 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Against Mo­dal Logics

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Aug 2008 22:13 UTC
65 points
62 comments4 min readLW link

The Goal Mis­gen­er­al­iza­tion Problem

Myspy18 May 2023 23:40 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link
(drive.google.com)

Philos­o­phy as low-en­ergy approximation

Charlie Steiner5 Feb 2019 19:34 UTC
40 points
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