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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
55 points
52 comments4 min readLW link

[Lec­ture Club] Awak­en­ing from the Mean­ing Crisis

Vaniver8 Mar 2021 15:22 UTC
61 points
185 comments2 min readLW link

Si­tu­at­ing LessWrong in con­tem­po­rary philos­o­phy: An in­ter­view with Jon Livengood

Suspended Reason1 Jul 2020 0:37 UTC
113 points
21 comments19 min readLW link

Philos­o­phy: A Diseased Discipline

lukeprog28 Mar 2011 19:31 UTC
130 points
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Where Re­cur­sive Jus­tifi­ca­tion Hits Bottom

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Jul 2008 10:16 UTC
87 points
77 comments10 min readLW link

Con­cepts Don’t Work That Way

lukeprog28 Sep 2011 2:01 UTC
82 points
92 comments8 min readLW link

A Priori

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Oct 2007 21:02 UTC
61 points
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Some Thoughts on Metaphilosophy

Wei_Dai10 Feb 2019 0:28 UTC
58 points
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“The Con­spir­acy against the Hu­man Race,” by Thomas Ligotti

Callmesalticidae13 Aug 2020 23:01 UTC
18 points
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On the na­ture of pur­pose

Nora_Ammann22 Jan 2021 8:30 UTC
28 points
15 comments9 min readLW link

The “In­tu­itions” Be­hind “Utili­tar­i­anism”

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Jan 2008 16:29 UTC
59 points
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Train Philoso­phers with Pearl and Kah­ne­man, not Plato and Kant

lukeprog6 Dec 2012 0:42 UTC
102 points
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On the on­tolog­i­cal de­vel­op­ment of consciousness

jessicata25 Jan 2020 5:56 UTC
36 points
7 comments4 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

Puz­zles for Physicalists

jessicata12 Mar 2020 1:37 UTC
44 points
15 comments9 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

Ne­ces­sity and Warrant

namespace1 Apr 2020 3:12 UTC
27 points
1 comment8 min readLW link
(www.thelastrationalist.com)

Me­taphilo­soph­i­cal Mysteries

Wei_Dai27 Jul 2010 0:55 UTC
47 points
265 comments3 min readLW link

Up­com­ing sta­bil­ity of values

Stuart_Armstrong15 Mar 2018 11:36 UTC
13 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

Philos­o­phy of Num­bers (part 2)

Charlie Steiner19 Dec 2017 13:57 UTC
3 points
10 comments5 min readLW link

Em­piri­cal philos­o­phy and inversions

Charlie Steiner29 Dec 2017 12:12 UTC
3 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Im­pos­si­ble moral prob­lems and moral authority

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

Charlie Steiner5 Apr 2020 7:21 UTC
36 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Gricean com­mu­ni­ca­tion and meta-preferences

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

Charlie Steiner1 Apr 2020 0:51 UTC
18 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Re­view of Lakoff & John­son, ‘Philos­o­phy in the Flesh’

lukeprog26 Oct 2011 11:57 UTC
33 points
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Zeno’s Paradoxes

Chris_Leong1 Nov 2020 23:39 UTC
8 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Defla­tion­ism isn’t the solu­tion to philos­o­phy’s woes

Rob Bensinger10 Mar 2021 0:20 UTC
61 points
46 comments8 min readLW link

Thirty-three ran­domly se­lected bioethics papers

Rob Bensinger22 Mar 2021 21:38 UTC
105 points
45 comments50 min readLW link

[Question] How can one train philo­soph­i­cal skill?

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

Chris_Leong12 Oct 2021 20:14 UTC
23 points
9 comments31 min readLW link

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

Jayson_Virissimo26 Sep 2012 12:25 UTC
55 points
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Dis­solv­ing the Question

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Mar 2008 3:17 UTC
102 points
117 comments5 min readLW link

The Ul­ti­mate Source

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Jun 2008 9:01 UTC
60 points
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A sim­ple sketch of how re­al­ism be­came unpopular

Rob Bensinger11 Oct 2019 22:25 UTC
60 points
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Against Mo­dal Logics

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Aug 2008 22:13 UTC
47 points
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Philos­o­phy as low-en­ergy approximation

Charlie Steiner5 Feb 2019 19:34 UTC
39 points
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Can You Prove Two Par­ti­cles Are Iden­ti­cal?

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Apr 2008 7:06 UTC
52 points
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Eliezer’s Se­quences and Main­stream Academia

lukeprog15 Sep 2012 0:32 UTC
178 points
157 comments4 min readLW link

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
32 points
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(www.gwern.net)

misc raw re­sponses to a tract of Crit­i­cal Rationalism

MakoYass14 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
5 points
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“On Bul­lshit” and “On Truth,” by Harry Frankfurt

Callmesalticidae28 Aug 2020 0:44 UTC
20 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Set­tled ques­tions in philosophy

lukeprog16 Feb 2011 6:53 UTC
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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

Ronny28 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
47 points
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Philos­o­phy that can be “taken se­ri­ously by com­puter sci­en­tists”

lukeprog27 Dec 2011 2:39 UTC
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Clar­ify­ing the Post­mod­ernism De­bate With Skep­ti­cal Modernism

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

pragmatist8 Aug 2012 4:27 UTC
39 points
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Liv­ing Metaphorically

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

SquirrelInHell25 Jan 2018 13:22 UTC
10 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(squirrelinhell.blogspot.com)

Philos­o­phy of Num­bers (part 1)

Charlie Steiner2 Dec 2017 18:20 UTC
10 points
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Philos­o­phy Needs to Trust Your Ra­tion­al­ity Even Though It Shouldn’t

lukeprog29 Nov 2012 21:00 UTC
40 points
169 comments4 min readLW link

Philoso­phers and seek­ing answers

Scott Alexander4 Feb 2011 22:51 UTC
38 points
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To Learn Crit­i­cal Think­ing, Study Crit­i­cal Thinking

gwern7 Jul 2012 23:50 UTC
39 points
16 comments11 min readLW link

Philo­soph­i­cal self-ratification

jessicata3 Feb 2020 22:48 UTC
23 points
13 comments5 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

How not to be a Naïve Computationalist

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

eapache31 Aug 2020 21:00 UTC
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“In the Dust of This Planet,” by Eu­gene Thacker

Callmesalticidae10 Sep 2020 19:50 UTC
4 points
0 comments10 min readLW link

Ac­cel­er­ate with­out hu­man­ity: Sum­mary of Nick Land’s philosophy

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

Scott Alexander25 Jan 2015 20:42 UTC
34 points
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A Bro­ken Koan

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 May 2008 19:04 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
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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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Notes on Wisdom

David_Gross14 Nov 2020 2:37 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Help Re­form A Philos­o­phy Curriculum

JonathanLivengood8 Dec 2012 22:45 UTC
38 points
24 comments5 min readLW link

Mu­sic: The 21st Cen­tury Monads

XiXiDu25 Jun 2011 10:38 UTC
19 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

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

xuan1 Jan 2021 0:08 UTC
30 points
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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

aaronb5025 Mar 2021 21:30 UTC
22 points
1 comment7 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

The im­por­tance of how you weigh it

Joe Carlsmith29 Mar 2021 4:59 UTC
35 points
1 comment12 min readLW link

25 Min Talk on Me­taEth­i­cal.AI with Ques­tions from Stu­art Armstrong

June Ku29 Apr 2021 15:38 UTC
17 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Disagree­ment I: Christen­son’s “Episte­mol­ogy of Disagree­ment: The Good News”

Aidan_Kierans16 May 2021 3:58 UTC
1 point
0 comments5 min readLW link

Paper Re­view: Math­e­mat­i­cal Truth

Alex Hollow30 May 2021 20:25 UTC
5 points
14 comments3 min readLW link
(alexhollow.wordpress.com)

Main­stream Episte­mol­ogy for LessWrong, Part 1: Feld­man on Evidentialism

ChrisHallquist16 Nov 2013 16:16 UTC
29 points
84 comments6 min readLW link

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
4 comments14 min readLW link
(olitness.wordpress.com)

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

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

Philos­o­phy Web—Pro­ject Proposal

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

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

Book Re­view: Feel­ing Great by David Burns

Fei12 Oct 2021 16:32 UTC
10 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

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
2 points
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Book Re­view: De­nial of Death

PatrickDFarley14 Oct 2021 4:28 UTC
13 points
5 comments37 min readLW link

A re­ply to Mark Linsen­mayer about philosophy

lukeprog5 Jan 2013 11:25 UTC
30 points
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