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Steelmanning

TagLast edit: 14 Feb 2021 7:12 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Steelmanning is the act of taking a view, or opinion, or argument and constructing the strongest possible version of it. It is the opposite of strawmanning.

External Posts:
Against Steelmanning by Thing of Things

See also: Disagreement, Ideological Turing Tests, Least convenient possible world

The Least Con­ve­nient Pos­si­ble World

Scott Alexander14 Mar 2009 2:11 UTC
225 points
200 comments5 min readLW link

Bet­ter Disagreement

lukeprog24 Oct 2011 21:13 UTC
86 points
84 comments4 min readLW link

Steel­man­ning Inefficiency

Stuart_Armstrong3 Jul 2014 12:17 UTC
26 points
27 comments17 min readLW link

Steel­man­ning Divination

Vaniver5 Jun 2019 22:53 UTC
164 points
47 comments6 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews

Dangers of steel­man­ning /​ prin­ci­ple of charity

gothgirl42066616 Jan 2014 6:35 UTC
136 points
94 comments2 min readLW link

A Prac­ti­cal Guide to Con­flict Re­s­olu­tion: Comprehension

eapache13 Jun 2020 15:08 UTC
29 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

In­cor­rect hy­pothe­ses point to cor­rect observations

Kaj_Sotala20 Nov 2018 21:10 UTC
82 points
19 comments4 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Re­spond to what they prob­a­bly meant

adamzerner17 Jan 2015 23:37 UTC
19 points
42 comments3 min readLW link

Defend­ing the non-cen­tral fallacy

Matthew Barnett9 Mar 2021 21:42 UTC
107 points
39 comments6 min readLW link

How to learn soft skills

AnnaSalamon7 Feb 2015 5:22 UTC
101 points
29 comments7 min readLW link

Up­dated Hier­ar­chy of Disagreement

Bob Jacobs28 May 2020 15:57 UTC
13 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Crit­i­cism of some pop­u­lar LW articles

AllAmericanBreakfast19 Jul 2020 1:16 UTC
64 points
19 comments6 min readLW link

Ad­di­tional ar­gu­ments for NIMBY

Zvi11 Oct 2018 20:40 UTC
32 points
10 comments13 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Against Devil’s Advocacy

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Jun 2008 4:15 UTC
38 points
60 comments6 min readLW link

A Prodigy of Refutation

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Sep 2008 1:57 UTC
37 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

Please Don’t Fight the Hypothetical

TimS20 Apr 2012 14:29 UTC
36 points
65 comments2 min readLW link

Un­pop­u­lar ideas at­tract poor ad­vo­cates: Be charitable

[deleted]15 Sep 2014 19:30 UTC
43 points
61 comments2 min readLW link

Good ar­gu­ments against “cul­tural ap­pro­pri­a­tion”

Tyrrell_McAllister18 Dec 2018 17:23 UTC
23 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Steel­man­ning the Chi­nese Room Argument

cousin_it6 Jul 2017 9:37 UTC
8 points
313 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Please steel­man the ac­cu­sa­tions of elec­tion fraud

rockthecasbah10 Nov 2020 4:39 UTC
2 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

The Case for Log­i­cal Fallacies

aaronb508 Mar 2021 3:04 UTC
12 points
0 comments7 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)
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