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Virtues

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Virtues are traits that one ought to possess, for the benefit of the world or oneself.

On LessWrong the focus is often on epistemic virtues, as in Eliezer Yudowsky’s essay Twelve Virtues of Rationality which offers this list of virtues (roughly summarized):

See Also: Courage, Trust, Honesty, Agency, Altruism, Ambition, Stoicism /​ Letting Go /​ Making Peace, Attention, Gratitude

Sequences:
Notes On Virtues by David_Gross

Twelve Virtues of Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Jan 2006 8:00 UTC
299 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

Notes on notes on virtues

David Gross30 Dec 2020 17:47 UTC
71 points
11 comments11 min readLW link

The Ne­glected Virtue of Scholarship

lukeprog5 Jan 2011 7:22 UTC
320 points
155 comments3 min readLW link

Notes on Ambition

David Gross22 Nov 2020 19:53 UTC
19 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Notes on Honesty

David Gross28 Oct 2020 0:54 UTC
46 points
6 comments18 min readLW link

Deal­ing with Cu­ri­os­ity-Stoppers

adamShimi30 Jul 2020 22:05 UTC
50 points
6 comments10 min readLW link

The Virtue of Silence

Scott Alexander14 Jun 2013 19:00 UTC
125 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

A dis­cus­sion of nor­ma­tive ethics

9 Jan 2024 23:29 UTC
10 points
6 comments25 min readLW link

12 Rules for Life

lsusr3 Dec 2020 6:09 UTC
13 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Notes on Rationality

David Gross16 Jan 2022 19:05 UTC
16 points
1 comment12 min readLW link

Notes on Reverence

David Gross4 Nov 2020 1:35 UTC
7 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Notes on Courtesy

David Gross16 Dec 2020 4:08 UTC
11 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

[Lec­ture Club] Awak­en­ing from the Mean­ing Crisis

Vaniver8 Mar 2021 15:22 UTC
72 points
207 comments2 min readLW link

Notes on Dignity

David Gross17 Dec 2020 15:46 UTC
11 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

The Virtue of Narrowness

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 Aug 2007 17:57 UTC
115 points
65 comments4 min readLW link

The Ne­glected Virtue of Curiosity

vallinder28 Jan 2012 17:28 UTC
32 points
31 comments7 min readLW link

Notes on Awe

David Gross4 Mar 2024 20:23 UTC
20 points
1 comment31 min readLW link

Notes on Innocence

David Gross26 Jan 2024 14:45 UTC
12 points
21 comments19 min readLW link

Notes on Gracefulness

David Gross28 May 2024 18:40 UTC
17 points
2 comments25 min readLW link

Failures in Kindness

silentbob26 Mar 2024 21:30 UTC
248 points
27 comments9 min readLW link

Shan­non Val­lor’s “tech­nomoral virtues”

David Gross4 May 2024 14:48 UTC
15 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

[Question] Re­sources for learn­ing about poise /​ grace­ful­ness?

David Gross11 May 2024 18:30 UTC
14 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Be impatient

benkuhn24 Jul 2020 1:30 UTC
84 points
5 comments7 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Notes on Jus­tice (as a virtue)

David Gross5 Nov 2020 20:27 UTC
6 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

Notes on Amiability

David Gross15 Feb 2021 19:34 UTC
16 points
9 comments7 min readLW link

Notes on Prudence

David Gross19 Nov 2020 16:14 UTC
14 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Notes on So­cial Responsibility

David Gross19 Mar 2022 14:44 UTC
17 points
4 comments19 min readLW link

Notes on Honor

David Gross17 Nov 2020 5:25 UTC
20 points
4 comments8 min readLW link

Notes on Humility

David Gross29 Nov 2020 19:50 UTC
18 points
4 comments8 min readLW link

Notes on Pa­tience & Forbearance

David Gross23 Dec 2020 16:31 UTC
11 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Notes on Fairness

David Gross7 Dec 2020 18:52 UTC
20 points
4 comments7 min readLW link

Notes on Forgiveness

David Gross26 Jan 2021 2:05 UTC
11 points
4 comments24 min readLW link

Notes on Empathy

David Gross3 May 2022 4:06 UTC
26 points
2 comments56 min readLW link

Notes on Care

David Gross5 Dec 2020 16:33 UTC
8 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Notes on Duty

David Gross18 Dec 2020 18:54 UTC
17 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Notes on Attention

David Gross3 Jan 2021 21:52 UTC
32 points
2 comments17 min readLW link

Notes on Fitness

David Gross21 Dec 2020 16:51 UTC
17 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Notes on Benevolence

David Gross26 Nov 2020 2:43 UTC
25 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

Notes on Op­ti­mism, Hope, and Trust

David Gross20 Jan 2021 23:00 UTC
11 points
0 comments19 min readLW link

Notes on Integrity

David Gross3 Dec 2020 23:42 UTC
18 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Notes on Simplicity

David Gross2 Dec 2020 23:14 UTC
9 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Notes on Kindness

David Gross3 Jul 2021 21:47 UTC
17 points
1 comment17 min readLW link

Notes on Perseverance

David Gross8 Apr 2021 0:01 UTC
10 points
0 comments11 min readLW link

Notes on Know-how

David Gross9 Dec 2020 17:21 UTC
10 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Notes on Good Temper

David Gross27 Nov 2020 16:21 UTC
32 points
7 comments8 min readLW link

Notes on Frugality

David Gross5 Feb 2021 16:54 UTC
15 points
3 comments12 min readLW link

Notes on Chastity

David Gross11 Dec 2020 22:01 UTC
26 points
1 comment8 min readLW link

Notes on Shame

David Gross2 Nov 2021 4:33 UTC
21 points
6 comments17 min readLW link

Notes on Judg­ment and Righ­teous Anger

David Gross30 Jan 2021 19:31 UTC
13 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Notes on Gratitude

David Gross13 Jan 2021 20:37 UTC
11 points
0 comments16 min readLW link

Dependability

Unreal26 Mar 2019 22:49 UTC
75 points
39 comments8 min readLW link

I trans­lated ‘Twelve Virtues of Ra­tion­al­ity’ into He­brew.

Yoav Ravid1 Jun 2019 18:52 UTC
26 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Think­ing well

Vaniver1 Apr 2015 22:03 UTC
46 points
23 comments2 min readLW link

An at­tempt to list out my core val­ues and virtues

Ruby9 Jun 2019 20:02 UTC
26 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

The virtue of determination

Richard_Ngo10 Jul 2023 5:11 UTC
57 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

Dear Self; we need to talk about ambition

Elizabeth27 Aug 2023 23:10 UTC
250 points
25 comments8 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Notes on Wisdom

David Gross14 Nov 2020 2:37 UTC
6 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Lack of So­cial Grace Is an Epistemic Virtue

Zack_M_Davis31 Jul 2023 16:38 UTC
15 points
96 comments4 min readLW link

Notes on Endurance

David Gross26 Nov 2020 18:44 UTC
13 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

On Ter­mi­nal Goals and Virtue Ethics

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 18 Jun 2014 4:00 UTC
106 points
207 comments4 min readLW link

De­liber­ately Vague Lan­guage is Bullshit

lsusr14 May 2021 9:17 UTC
35 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

The Prac­tice & Virtue of Discernment

ozziegooen26 May 2021 0:34 UTC
41 points
11 comments11 min readLW link

On Virtue

Midnight_Analyst13 Jan 2022 16:36 UTC
12 points
15 comments5 min readLW link

Con­tra Alexan­der on the Virtue of Silence

benjaminalt16 Apr 2022 8:15 UTC
30 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

Virtue sig­nal­ing is some­times the best or the only met­ric we have

Holly_Elmore28 Apr 2022 4:52 UTC
41 points
43 comments5 min readLW link

Notes on Love

David Gross13 Jul 2022 23:35 UTC
17 points
3 comments29 min readLW link

De­liber­ate Grieving

Raemon30 May 2022 20:49 UTC
173 points
16 comments9 min readLW link2 reviews

[Question] What de­ter­mines the bal­ance be­tween in­tel­li­gence sig­nal­ing and virtue sig­nal­ing?

Wei Dai9 Dec 2019 0:11 UTC
69 points
37 comments2 min readLW link

Notes on Resolve

David Gross9 Sep 2022 16:42 UTC
9 points
1 comment31 min readLW link

Self-Con­trol Se­crets of the Pu­ri­tan Masters

David Hugh-Jones26 Sep 2022 9:04 UTC
62 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(wyclif.substack.com)

Notes on Caution

David Gross1 Dec 2022 3:05 UTC
14 points
0 comments19 min readLW link

Notes on Courage

David Gross24 Oct 2020 22:32 UTC
15 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Notes on Self Control

David Gross9 Nov 2020 21:27 UTC
8 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Notes on Compassion

David Gross1 Nov 2020 19:10 UTC
23 points
2 comments17 min readLW link

Notes on Loyalty

David Gross15 Nov 2020 19:30 UTC
17 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

Notes on Temperance

David Gross9 Nov 2020 2:33 UTC
14 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

Notes on Industriousness

David Gross3 Nov 2020 1:55 UTC
12 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Notes on Sincer­ity and such

David Gross1 Dec 2020 5:09 UTC
9 points
2 comments11 min readLW link

Notes on Moder­a­tion, Balance, & Harmony

David Gross25 Dec 2020 2:44 UTC
8 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

Notes on Re­spect-for-Others

David Gross12 Nov 2020 23:33 UTC
13 points
1 comment10 min readLW link

Mas­culine Virtues

Jacob Falkovich30 Jan 2019 16:03 UTC
52 points
32 comments13 min readLW link

Silence

alkjash18 Mar 2018 4:10 UTC
58 points
17 comments4 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Why Save The Drown­ing Child: Ethics Vs Theory

Raymond D16 Nov 2021 19:07 UTC
17 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

Get Curious

lukeprog24 Feb 2012 5:10 UTC
71 points
100 comments5 min readLW link

Virtue Ethics for Consequentialists

Will_Newsome4 Jun 2010 16:08 UTC
46 points
185 comments5 min readLW link

The most im­por­tant step

Jsevillamol24 Mar 2018 12:34 UTC
19 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

De­sign­ing for a sin­gle purpose

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

Op­ti­miz­ing the Twelve Virtues of Rationality

Gleb_Tsipursky9 Jun 2015 3:08 UTC
35 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Re­view: G.E.M. An­scombe’s “Modern Mo­ral Philos­o­phy”

David Gross20 Feb 2022 18:58 UTC
24 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Virtue ethics and why the ra­tio­nal­ist com­mu­nity might care about it.

David Gross22 Oct 2020 3:53 UTC
36 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Effortless Technique

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Dec 2007 4:22 UTC
39 points
15 comments4 min readLW link

A Bridge Between Utili­tar­i­anism & Stoicism

Jonathan Moregård13 Feb 2024 22:46 UTC
5 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(honestliving.substack.com)

Where Utopias Go Wrong, or: The Four Lit­tle Planets

ExCeph27 May 2022 1:24 UTC
15 points
0 comments11 min readLW link
(ginnungagapfoundation.wordpress.com)

A Game­play Ex­plo­ra­tion of Yud­kowsky’s “Twelve Virtues”

ac3raven18 May 2011 18:56 UTC
58 points
28 comments2 min readLW link

12 Virtues of Ra­tion­al­ity posters/​icons

habryka22 Jul 2018 5:19 UTC
58 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Would you join the So­ciety of the Free & Easy?

David Gross10 Jul 2019 1:15 UTC
18 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

A Suite of Prag­matic Con­sid­er­a­tions in Fa­vor of Niceness

Alicorn5 Jan 2010 21:32 UTC
111 points
198 comments3 min readLW link

Li­tany of a Bright Dilettante

shminux18 Apr 2013 5:06 UTC
89 points
71 comments1 min readLW link

SBF’s com­ments on ethics are no sur­prise to virtue ethicists

c.trout1 Dec 2022 4:18 UTC
36 points
30 comments16 min readLW link

Joscha Bach on Syn­thetic In­tel­li­gence [an­no­tated]

Roman Leventov2 Mar 2023 11:02 UTC
9 points
1 comment9 min readLW link
(www.jimruttshow.com)

Martin Selig­man’s “Authen­tic Hap­piness”

David Gross27 Dec 2020 5:06 UTC
10 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Neo-Mohism

Bae's Theorem16 Jun 2021 21:57 UTC
5 points
11 comments7 min readLW link

Devel­op­ing Empathy

falenas10824 Jul 2011 13:50 UTC
17 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

The In­ner Work­ings of Resourcefulness

Nora_Ammann25 Feb 2021 9:15 UTC
22 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
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