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Crit­i­cism of effec­tive altruism

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Criticism of effective altruism collects critical discussion of effective altruism ideas (as opposed to criticism of effective altruist organizations, causes, or culture).

Further reading

Kuhn, Ben (2013) A critique of effective altruism, Ben Kuhn’s Blog, December 2.

McMahan, Jeff (2016) Philosophical critiques of effective altruism, The Philosophers’ Magazine, vol. 73, pp. 92–99.

Nielsen, Michael (2022) Notes on effective altruism, Michael’s Notebook, June 2.

Rowe, Abraham (2022) Critiques of EA that I want to read, Effective Altruism Forum, June 19.

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2019) Vitalik Buterin on effective altruism, better ways to fund public goods, the blockchain’s problems so far, and how it could yet change the world, 80,000 Hours, September 3.

Zhang, Linchuan (2021) The motivated reasoning critique of effective altruism, Effective Altruism Forum, September 14.

Related entries

criticism of effective altruist causes | criticism of effective altruist organizations | criticism of effective altruism culture | criticism of longtermism and existential risk studies | effective altruism | red teaming | scalably using labour | social and intellectual movements | working at EA vs non-EA orgs

Ob­jec­tions to Value-Align­ment be­tween Effec­tive Altruists

CarlaZoeC15 Jul 2020 16:07 UTC
197 points
49 comments17 min readEA link

The case of the miss­ing cause pri­ori­ti­sa­tion research

weeatquince16 Aug 2020 0:21 UTC
283 points
89 comments16 min readEA link

The case against “EA cause ar­eas”

nadavb17 Jul 2021 6:37 UTC
132 points
24 comments13 min readEA link

The mo­ti­vated rea­son­ing cri­tique of effec­tive altruism

Linch14 Sep 2021 20:43 UTC
251 points
53 comments23 min readEA link

A cri­tique of effec­tive altruism

Ben_Kuhn3 Dec 2013 1:39 UTC
24 points
5 comments12 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Michael Niel­sen’s “Notes on effec­tive al­tru­ism”

Pablo3 Jun 2022 8:20 UTC
209 points
48 comments5 min readEA link
(michaelnotebook.com)

Why I left EA

Lila19 Feb 2017 17:42 UTC
40 points
59 commentsEA link

Cri­tiques of EA that I want to read

abrahamrowe19 Jun 2022 22:22 UTC
433 points
84 comments11 min readEA link

The EA Com­mu­nity and Long-Term Fu­ture Funds Lack Trans­parency and Accountability

Evan_Gaensbauer23 Jul 2018 0:39 UTC
73 points
59 commentsEA link

Notic­ing the skulls, longter­mism edition

Davidmanheim5 Oct 2021 7:08 UTC
68 points
75 comments2 min readEA link

Milan Griffes on EA blindspots

Gavin18 Mar 2022 16:17 UTC
75 points
56 comments2 min readEA link

Effec­tive Altru­ism is an Ide­ol­ogy, not (just) a Question

Fods1228 Jun 2019 7:18 UTC
145 points
46 comments16 min readEA link
(thegodlesstheist.com)

Effec­tive al­tru­ism is self-recommending

BenHoffman23 Apr 2017 6:11 UTC
42 points
48 commentsEA link

Some blindspots in ra­tio­nal­ity and effec­tive altruism

Remmelt21 Mar 2021 18:01 UTC
63 points
7 comments14 min readEA link

Pre-an­nounc­ing a con­test for cri­tiques and red teaming

Lizka25 Mar 2022 11:52 UTC
176 points
28 comments2 min readEA link

[Linkpost] Some Thoughts on Effec­tive Altruism

Sebastian Schwiecker18 Sep 2020 10:05 UTC
31 points
26 comments1 min readEA link

Drown­ing chil­dren are rare

BenHoffman28 May 2019 17:33 UTC
−3 points
36 comments5 min readEA link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Mis­con­cep­tions about effec­tive al­tru­ism (80,000 Hours)

Aaron Gertler7 Aug 2020 1:26 UTC
29 points
0 comments9 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

Emilia Wil­son: Univer­sal­ised cri­tiques of EA (light­ning talk)

EA Global3 Nov 2017 7:43 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Progress stud­ies vs. longter­mist EA: some differences

Max_Daniel31 May 2021 21:35 UTC
83 points
27 comments3 min readEA link

Effec­tive Altru­ism, Be­fore the Memes Started

NicholasKross13 Oct 2021 2:51 UTC
39 points
23 comments12 min readEA link
(www.thinkingmuchbetter.com)

Samo Burja on Effec­tive Altruism

acylhalide17 Feb 2022 19:20 UTC
51 points
8 comments3 min readEA link

Where is the So­cial Jus­tice in EA?

LiaH5 Apr 2022 4:29 UTC
33 points
36 comments4 min readEA link

Pa­trick Col­li­son on Effec­tive Altruism

SamuelKnoche23 Jun 2020 9:04 UTC
79 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

Keep­ing ev­ery­one mo­ti­vated: a case for effec­tive ca­reers out­side of the high­est im­pact EA organizations

FJehn22 Aug 2019 6:43 UTC
38 points
12 comments4 min readEA link

Les­sons from my time in Effec­tive Altruism

richard_ngo15 Jan 2021 21:54 UTC
276 points
24 comments7 min readEA link

Alice Crary’s philo­soph­i­cal-in­sti­tu­tional cri­tique of EA: “Why one should not be an effec­tive al­tru­ist”

ben.smith25 Feb 2021 20:06 UTC
22 points
7 comments2 min readEA link

Pitch­ing EA to some­one who be­lieves cer­tain goods can’t be as­signed a value

Nick Corvino21 Jul 2021 20:05 UTC
18 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

Towards a Weaker Longtermism

Davidmanheim8 Aug 2021 8:31 UTC
100 points
73 comments3 min readEA link

Avoid­ing Group­think in In­tro Fel­low­ships (and Diver­sify­ing Longter­mism)

seanrson14 Sep 2021 21:00 UTC
67 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

Democratis­ing Risk—or how EA deals with critics

CarlaZoeC28 Dec 2021 15:05 UTC
223 points
309 comments4 min readEA link

Row­ing and Steer­ing the Effec­tive Altru­ism Movement

jtm9 Jan 2022 17:28 UTC
129 points
14 comments18 min readEA link

EA and the United Nations

Lisa G30 Mar 2022 9:09 UTC
31 points
10 comments8 min readEA link

Is­sues with cen­tral­ised grantmaking

MathiasKB4 Apr 2022 10:45 UTC
149 points
56 comments3 min readEA link

Let’s make EA eas­ier to cri­tique!

freedomandutility7 Apr 2022 23:35 UTC
22 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Four cat­e­gories of effec­tive al­tru­ism critiques

jtm9 Apr 2022 15:48 UTC
92 points
11 comments3 min readEA link

Tran­script of Twit­ter Dis­cus­sion on EA from June 2022

Zvi 6 Jun 2022 13:47 UTC
83 points
28 comments1 min readEA link

Effec­tive Altru­ism and Free Riding

sbehmer27 Mar 2020 19:12 UTC
119 points
39 comments11 min readEA link

The case for build­ing more and bet­ter epistemic in­sti­tu­tions in the effec­tive al­tru­ism com­mu­nity

stefan.torges29 Mar 2020 17:01 UTC
126 points
22 comments6 min readEA link

The ITN frame­work, cost-effec­tive­ness, and cause prioritisation

John G. Halstead6 Oct 2019 5:26 UTC
121 points
20 comments14 min readEA link

In defence of epistemic modesty

Gregory_Lewis29 Oct 2017 19:15 UTC
111 points
49 commentsEA link

[Link] The Op­ti­mizer’s Curse & Wrong-Way Reductions

Chris Smith4 Apr 2019 13:28 UTC
83 points
61 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What are ex­am­ples of EA work be­ing re­viewed by non-EA re­searchers?

Aaron Gertler24 Mar 2020 6:04 UTC
63 points
17 comments1 min readEA link

[Link] What opinions do you hold that you would be re­luc­tant to ex­press in front of a group of effec­tive al­tru­ists? Anony­mous form.

arikr10 Sep 2019 19:38 UTC
64 points
62 comments1 min readEA link

Four prac­tices where EAs ought to course-correct

kbog30 Jul 2019 5:48 UTC
51 points
44 comments11 min readEA link

Crit­i­cal Re­view of ‘The Precipice’: A Re­assess­ment of the Risks of AI and Pandemics

Fods1211 May 2020 11:11 UTC
92 points
32 comments26 min readEA link

What 80,000 Hours learned by in­ter­view­ing peo­ple we re­spect ‘anony­mously’

80000_Hours18 Jun 2020 12:50 UTC
55 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

If you don’t have good ev­i­dence one thing is bet­ter than an­other, don’t pre­tend you do

Robert_Wiblin21 Dec 2015 19:19 UTC
37 points
7 commentsEA link

Be­ware sur­pris­ing and sus­pi­cious convergence

Gregory_Lewis24 Jan 2016 19:11 UTC
141 points
21 comments15 min readEA link

EA risks fal­ling into a “meta trap”. But we can avoid it.

Peter Wildeford25 Aug 2015 15:22 UTC
78 points
66 commentsEA link

Ben Kuhn on the effec­tive al­tru­ist movement

admin323 Jul 2014 7:53 UTC
4 points
0 commentsEA link

The com­mu­nity’s con­cep­tion of value drift­ing is some­times too narrow

Mati_Roy4 Sep 2020 2:00 UTC
32 points
22 comments3 min readEA link

[WIP] Sum­mary Re­view of ITN Critiques

AllAmericanBreakfast9 Oct 2019 8:27 UTC
60 points
6 comments6 min readEA link

Sum­mary of “The Most Good We Can Do or the Best Per­son We Can Be?”—a Cri­tique of EA

EdoArad28 Nov 2020 7:41 UTC
14 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

The mar­ket­ing gap and a plea for moral inclusivity

MichaelPlant8 Jul 2017 11:34 UTC
31 points
53 commentsEA link

Deal­ing with Net­work Con­straints (My Model of EA Ca­reers)

Raemon28 Feb 2019 1:34 UTC
48 points
12 comments2 min readEA link

EA is risk-constrained

EdoArad24 Jun 2020 7:54 UTC
70 points
23 comments1 min readEA link

The ca­reer co­or­di­na­tion problem

MathiasKB16 Mar 2019 19:28 UTC
57 points
9 comments2 min readEA link

Cross-post: Think twice be­fore talk­ing about ‘tal­ent gaps’ – clar­ify­ing nine mis­con­cep­tions, by 80,000 Hours.

80000_Hours12 Nov 2018 20:52 UTC
51 points
7 commentsEA link

Im­prov­ing the Effec­tive Altru­ism Network

Kerry_Vaughan31 Aug 2016 19:44 UTC
26 points
8 commentsEA link

[Question] What are some po­ten­tial co­or­di­na­tion failures in our com­mu­nity?

EdoArad12 Dec 2020 8:00 UTC
28 points
28 comments1 min readEA link

Ju­lia Galef and An­gus Deaton: pod­cast dis­cus­sion of RCT is­sues (ex­cerpts)

Aaron Gertler4 Jan 2021 21:35 UTC
29 points
5 comments9 min readEA link
(rationallyspeakingpodcast.org)

The Folly of “EAs Should”

Davidmanheim6 Jan 2021 7:04 UTC
83 points
48 comments4 min readEA link

“EA” doesn’t have a tal­ent gap. Differ­ent causes have differ­ent gaps.

Kat Woods20 May 2018 22:07 UTC
45 points
18 commentsEA link

EA’s Image Problem

Tom_Davidson11 Oct 2015 13:44 UTC
28 points
62 commentsEA link

Defend­ing Philan­thropy Against Democracy

Cullen_OKeefe6 Oct 2019 7:20 UTC
41 points
24 comments5 min readEA link

My new ar­ti­cle on EA and the sys­temic change objection

tdsyme15 Feb 2019 18:27 UTC
10 points
21 comments1 min readEA link

Some quick notes on “effec­tive al­tru­ism”

Jonas Vollmer24 Mar 2021 15:30 UTC
206 points
90 comments3 min readEA link

Com­mon re­sponses to earn­ing to give

Ben_Kuhn10 Jun 2013 4:00 UTC
1 point
1 commentEA link

If you want to dis­agree with effec­tive al­tru­ism, you need to dis­agree one of these three claims

Benjamin_Todd25 Sep 2016 15:01 UTC
31 points
7 commentsEA link

Peter Singer on the 80K podcast

Jon_Behar18 Dec 2019 17:17 UTC
31 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

Em­piri­cal data on value drift

Joey22 Apr 2018 23:31 UTC
141 points
74 comments5 min readEA link

Don’t we need poli­ti­cal ac­tion rather than char­ity?

Luke Freeman17 May 2021 1:13 UTC
11 points
3 comments2 min readEA link
(www.givingwhatwecan.org)

Help me find the crux be­tween EA/​XR and Progress Studies

jasoncrawford2 Jun 2021 18:47 UTC
112 points
37 comments3 min readEA link

Sam Har­ris and Will MacAskill: Pod­cast tran­script (2020)

Aaron Gertler3 Jul 2021 21:48 UTC
30 points
0 comments68 min readEA link

Re­sponses to “The Logic of Effec­tive Altru­ism”

EA Handbook1 Jul 2015 7:00 UTC
12 points
0 comments12 min readEA link

Ob­jec­tions to effec­tive altruism

EA Handbook29 Dec 2020 8:00 UTC
4 points
2 comments7 min readEA link
(www.effectivealtruism.org)

Disagree­ing about what’s effec­tive isn’t dis­agree­ing with effec­tive altruism

Robert_Wiblin16 Jul 2015 7:00 UTC
18 points
1 comment3 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

Another cri­tique of effec­tive altruism

EA Handbook5 Jan 2014 8:00 UTC
2 points
0 comments5 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Phil Tor­res’ ar­ti­cle: “The Danger­ous Ideas of ‘Longter­mism’ and ‘Ex­is­ten­tial Risk’”

Ben_Eisenpress6 Aug 2021 7:19 UTC
11 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

Bet­ter mod­els for EA de­vel­op­ment: a net­work of com­mu­ni­ties, not a global community

konrad18 Sep 2018 9:33 UTC
31 points
4 commentsEA link

Think­ing about how we re­spond to crit­i­cisms of EA

weeatquince19 Aug 2016 9:42 UTC
5 points
2 commentsEA link

The Phil Tor­res es­say in Aeon at­tack­ing Longter­mism might be good

timunderwood21 Oct 2021 0:32 UTC
16 points
11 comments2 min readEA link

How should Effec­tive Altru­ists think about Leftist Ethics?

AppliedDivinityStudies27 Nov 2021 13:25 UTC
71 points
20 comments4 min readEA link

I am tak­ing a break from the EA com­mu­nity. Here are a few words about why.

eaforumthrowaway2021121011 Dec 2021 4:49 UTC
14 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Tech­noc­racy vs pop­ulism (in­clud­ing thoughts on the democratis­ing risk pa­per and its re­sponses)

freedomandutility29 Dec 2021 3:08 UTC
68 points
27 comments3 min readEA link

EAA is rel­a­tively over­in­vest­ing in cor­po­rate welfare reforms

kato6 Jan 2022 2:47 UTC
46 points
23 comments5 min readEA link

List of im­por­tant ways we may be wrong

D0TheMath8 Jan 2022 16:30 UTC
32 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Re­marks about Longter­mism in­spired by Tor­res’s ‘Against Longter­mism’

Spencer Becker-Kahn2 Feb 2022 16:20 UTC
34 points
0 comments24 min readEA link

A new me­dia out­let fo­cused in part on philanthropy

teddyschleifer12 Mar 2022 17:21 UTC
22 points
14 comments1 min readEA link

EA Pro­jects I’d Like to See

finm13 Mar 2022 18:12 UTC
147 points
41 comments27 min readEA link
(www.finmoorhouse.com)

The per­spec­tives on effec­tive al­tru­ism we don’t hear

Jess_Whittlestone30 Dec 2014 12:04 UTC
30 points
33 commentsEA link

What is In­ter­sec­tion­al­ity The­ory? What does it mean for EA?

John Bridge27 Mar 2022 20:41 UTC
28 points
42 comments5 min readEA link

EA and Global Poverty. Let’s Gather Evidence

Nathan Young5 Apr 2022 19:20 UTC
42 points
37 comments2 min readEA link

So­phie’s Choice as a time trav­eler: a cri­tique of strong longter­mism and why we should fund more de­vel­op­ment.

SaludCinderella8 Apr 2022 23:44 UTC
16 points
6 comments8 min readEA link

Or­ga­ni­za­tions pri­ori­tis­ing neat sig­nals of EA al­ign­ment might sys­tem­at­i­cally miss good can­di­dates

evanprice15 Apr 2022 11:33 UTC
53 points
9 comments4 min readEA link

Longter­mist EA needs more Phase 2 work

Owen Cotton-Barratt20 Apr 2022 14:42 UTC
226 points
37 comments5 min readEA link

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

Holly_Elmore28 Apr 2022 4:51 UTC
62 points
10 comments5 min readEA link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism’s odd at­ti­tude to men­tal health

MichaelPlant29 Apr 2022 8:57 UTC
94 points
22 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] Has this EA cri­tique ar­ti­cle been dis­cussed/​re­sponded to?

Noah Starbuck1 May 2022 15:44 UTC
8 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

The biggest risk of free-spend­ing EA is not op­tics or mo­ti­vated cog­ni­tion, but grift

Ben_Kuhn14 May 2022 2:13 UTC
144 points
28 comments4 min readEA link

There are no peo­ple to be effec­tively al­tru­is­tic for on a dead planet: EA fund­ing of pro­jects with­out con­duct­ing En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact Assess­ments (EIAs), Health and Safety Assess­ments (HSAs) and Life Cy­cle Assess­ments (LCAs) = catastrophe

Deborah W.A. Foulkes26 May 2022 23:46 UTC
7 points
20 comments8 min readEA link

Re­source for crit­i­cisms and red teaming

Lizka1 Jun 2022 18:58 UTC
61 points
3 comments8 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing a con­test: EA Crit­i­cism and Red Teaming

Lizka1 Jun 2022 18:58 UTC
256 points
48 comments13 min readEA link

[Question] Re­spon­si­ble/​fair AI vs. benefi­cial/​safe AI?

tae2 Jun 2022 19:37 UTC
6 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

Just Say No to Utili­tar­i­anism

Arjun Panickssery3 Jun 2022 16:58 UTC
−1 points
15 comments1 min readEA link
(arjunpanickssery.substack.com)

Four Con­cerns Re­gard­ing Longtermism

Pat Andriola6 Jun 2022 5:42 UTC
81 points
15 comments7 min readEA link

The Strange Shortage of Mo­ral Optimizers

Richard Y Chappell7 Jun 2022 15:23 UTC
86 points
26 comments5 min readEA link
(rychappell.substack.com)

The dan­gers of high salaries within EA organisations

James Ozden10 Jun 2022 7:54 UTC
27 points
35 comments8 min readEA link

20 Cri­tiques of AI Safety That I Found on Twitter

Daniel Kirmani23 Jun 2022 15:11 UTC
13 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

(Self-)Crit­i­cism Doesn’t Solve Prob­lems. We Do.

Evan_Gaensbauer4 Jul 2022 8:05 UTC
5 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

How EA is per­ceived is cru­cial to its fu­ture trajectory

GidonKadosh23 Jul 2022 3:24 UTC
145 points
22 comments14 min readEA link

It’s Time to Fix How Effec­tive Altru­ism Is Perceived

Evan_Gaensbauer26 Jul 2022 2:17 UTC
10 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Sur­vey: do you think in­finite ethics is a se­ri­ous prob­lem?

Hamish Huggard9 Aug 2022 22:09 UTC
8 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Fred­die deBoer: Effec­tive Altru­ism Has a Novelty Problem

Jack Cunningham10 Aug 2022 18:10 UTC
10 points
5 comments1 min readEA link
(freddiedeboer.substack.com)

Effec­tive Altru­ism Crit­i­cism Attempt

Gavin Palmer (heroLFG.com)11 Aug 2022 16:07 UTC
1 point
1 comment1 min readEA link

The Case for Short­ter­mism—by Robert Wright

mikbp16 Aug 2022 20:00 UTC
23 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(nonzero.substack.com)

EA Lead­ers Fo­rum: Sur­vey on EA pri­ori­ties (data and anal­y­sis)

Aaron Gertler12 Nov 2019 1:14 UTC
118 points
49 comments16 min readEA link

[Question] Ends vs. Means: To what ex­tent should we be will­ing to sac­ri­fice nu­ance and epistemic hu­mil­ity when com­mu­ni­cat­ing with peo­ple out­side EA?

ddavies12 Jul 2020 14:26 UTC
13 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] Why al­tru­ism at all?

Singleton12 Jul 2020 22:04 UTC
−2 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

The Values-to-Ac­tions De­ci­sion Chain: a lens for im­prov­ing coordination

Remmelt30 Jun 2018 9:26 UTC
33 points
33 comments11 min readEA link

EA should in­vest more in exploration

Michael_PJ5 Feb 2017 17:11 UTC
23 points
28 commentsEA link

The Case for Education

SamuelKnoche14 Aug 2020 17:26 UTC
19 points
10 comments10 min readEA link

[Question] EA’s ab­stract moral epistemology

Stijn20 Oct 2020 14:11 UTC
13 points
16 comments1 min readEA link

some con­cerns with clas­si­cal utilitarianism

nil14 Nov 2020 9:29 UTC
28 points
17 comments26 min readEA link

In­ter­ro­gat­ing Impact

SebastianSchmidt21 Nov 2020 11:16 UTC
33 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

Guer­rilla Foun­da­tion Re­sponse to EA Fo­rum Discussion

PaoloFresia15 Dec 2020 17:57 UTC
23 points
8 comments9 min readEA link

How to crit­i­cise Effec­tive Altruism

tobytrem3 Jun 2021 11:24 UTC
29 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

Re­sponse to Phil Tor­res’ ‘The Case Against Longter­mism’

HaydnBelfield8 Mar 2021 18:09 UTC
127 points
72 comments5 min readEA link

Philo­soph­i­cal Cri­tiques of Effec­tive Altru­ism by Prof Jeff McMahan

Robert_Wiblin3 May 2016 21:05 UTC
43 points
8 commentsEA link

Rea­sons to eat meat

kbog21 Apr 2019 20:37 UTC
35 points
43 comments3 min readEA link

Use “care” with care.

ricoh_aficio9 Feb 2017 6:38 UTC
31 points
13 commentsEA link

Anony­mous EA comments

RobBensinger7 Feb 2017 21:42 UTC
34 points
94 commentsEA link

Scien­tific Char­ity Movement

Jeff Kaufman23 Jul 2016 14:33 UTC
34 points
6 commentsEA link

If tech progress might be bad, what should we tell peo­ple about it?

Robert_Wiblin16 Feb 2016 10:26 UTC
21 points
18 commentsEA link

The big prob­lem with how we do outreach

Lila26 Dec 2015 19:36 UTC
17 points
18 commentsEA link

We care about WALYs not QALYs

Benjamin_Todd13 Nov 2015 19:21 UTC
20 points
18 commentsEA link

No, CS ma­jors didn’t de­lude them­selves that the best way to save the world is to do CS research

Robert_Wiblin15 Dec 2015 17:13 UTC
19 points
7 commentsEA link

Thoughts on the “Meta Trap”

Rohin Shah20 Dec 2016 21:36 UTC
9 points
49 commentsEA link

Why we need more meta

Benjamin_Todd26 Sep 2015 22:40 UTC
27 points
16 commentsEA link

Thread for dis­cussing crit­i­cal re­view of Do­ing Good Bet­ter in the Lon­don Re­view of Books

Benjamin_Todd21 Sep 2015 2:27 UTC
11 points
20 commentsEA link

80,000 Hours: Anony­mous con­trib­u­tors on flaws of the EA community

Aaron Gertler4 Mar 2020 0:32 UTC
46 points
7 comments12 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

Why aren’t we talk­ing about per­sonal de­vel­op­ment?

AllAmericanBreakfast29 Feb 2020 20:23 UTC
37 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

The Out­side Crit­ics of Effec­tive Altruism

RyanCarey5 Jan 2015 18:37 UTC
12 points
72 commentsEA link

Suffer­ing re­lief vs life extension

drbrake19 Nov 2018 16:55 UTC
5 points
1 commentEA link

EA needs out­siders with a greater di­ver­sity of skills

Lotte_de_Lint2 Jun 2021 8:40 UTC
62 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

Nar­ra­tion: The case against “EA cause ar­eas”

D0TheMath24 Jul 2021 20:39 UTC
12 points
5 comments1 min readEA link
(anchor.fm)

Why I am prob­a­bly not a longtermist

Denise_Melchin23 Sep 2021 17:24 UTC
173 points
48 comments8 min readEA link

Sasha Chapin on bad so­cial norms in EA

CharlieRS18 Nov 2021 12:18 UTC
46 points
22 comments5 min readEA link

Zvi’s Thoughts on the Sur­vival and Flour­ish­ing Fund (SFF)

Zvi 15 Dec 2021 2:44 UTC
69 points
10 comments65 min readEA link

do­ing more good vs. do­ing the most good possible

ruthgrace2 Jan 2022 16:27 UTC
32 points
21 comments4 min readEA link

Philos­o­phy event se­ries in­tro­duc­ing EA at the Univer­sity of Zurich

Dario Citrini4 Jan 2022 12:49 UTC
17 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

The Bioethi­cists are (Mostly) Alright

Devin Kalish7 Jan 2022 16:02 UTC
146 points
56 comments16 min readEA link

New Publi­ca­tion: Effec­tive Altru­ism and Reli­gion

dominicroser25 Jan 2022 9:22 UTC
71 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

EA will likely get more at­ten­tion soon

Julia_Wise12 May 2022 2:01 UTC
224 points
29 comments2 min readEA link

Bad Omens in Cur­rent Com­mu­nity Building

Theo Hawking12 May 2022 15:41 UTC
482 points
129 comments18 min readEA link

[Linkpost] Towards Ineffec­tive Altruism

Caleb Biddulph23 May 2022 6:34 UTC
13 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Thoughts on Na­dia As­parouhova (nee Egh­bal) es­say on EA ideas, Ideas machines

Ben Yeoh25 May 2022 21:58 UTC
4 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

Disagree­ables and Asses­sors: Two In­tel­lec­tual Archetypes

Ozzie Gooen5 Nov 2021 9:01 UTC
83 points
20 comments3 min readEA link

Na­tive lan­guages in the EA com­mu­nity (and is­sues with as­sess­ing promis­ing­ness)

Lizka27 Dec 2021 2:01 UTC
63 points
13 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] Where can I find good crit­i­cisms of EA made by non-EAs?

oh543212 Jun 2022 0:03 UTC
26 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Idea: Pay ex­perts to provide de­tailed cri­tiques /​ analy­ses of EA ideas

Aryeh Englander7 Jun 2022 13:45 UTC
24 points
7 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] What is the state of the art in EA cost-effec­tive­ness mod­el­ling?

Froolow4 Jun 2022 12:08 UTC
24 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

What’s the the­ory of change of “Come to the bay over the sum­mer!”?

Luise8 Jun 2022 18:22 UTC
44 points
28 comments7 min readEA link

Belonging

Barracuda10 Jun 2022 7:27 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Why the EA aver­sion to lo­cal al­tru­is­tic ac­tion?

Locke10 Jun 2022 23:01 UTC
5 points
12 comments4 min readEA link

The or­di­nal util­ity ar­gu­ment against effec­tive al­tru­ism

Barracuda12 Jun 2022 13:20 UTC
2 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

“One should love one’s neigh­bor more than one­self.”

Barracuda13 Jun 2022 0:35 UTC
2 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

AUTHORITY

Barracuda13 Jun 2022 6:07 UTC
−9 points
6 comments2 min readEA link

The to­tal­i­tar­ian im­pli­ca­tions of Effec­tive Altruism

Ed_Talks14 Jun 2022 16:52 UTC
7 points
16 comments1 min readEA link
(edtalks.substack.com)

Align Hu­mans to Ra­tion­al­ity?

Scytale15 Jun 2022 10:34 UTC
1 point
0 comments10 min readEA link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism is similar to the AI al­ign­ment prob­lem and suffers from the same difficul­ties [Crit­i­cism and Red Team­ing Con­test en­try]

turchin19 Jun 2022 9:01 UTC
8 points
30 comments9 min readEA link

Con­tra Ari Ne’eman On Effec­tive Altruism

ozymandias24 Jun 2022 16:37 UTC
58 points
3 comments7 min readEA link
(thingofthings.substack.com)

The Fu­ture Might Not Be So Great

Jacy30 Jun 2022 13:01 UTC
128 points
118 comments34 min readEA link
(www.sentienceinstitute.org)

Will Maskill Gave Up on Utili­tar­i­anism (and the rest of us are soon to fol­low)

johnburidan11 Jul 2022 2:10 UTC
0 points
5 comments3 min readEA link

Les­sons from the Grass­roots and Reflec­tions on EA

Keerthana Gopalakrishnan12 Jul 2022 5:12 UTC
13 points
1 comment4 min readEA link
(keerthanapg.com)

Should you still use the ITN frame­work? [Red Team­ing Con­test]

frib14 Jul 2022 4:02 UTC
11 points
9 comments9 min readEA link

Crit­i­cism of EA Crit­i­cism Contest

Zvi 14 Jul 2022 14:20 UTC
93 points
34 comments31 min readEA link

EA is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly in­ac­cessible, at the worst pos­si­ble time

Ann Garth22 Jul 2022 15:40 UTC
63 points
13 comments15 min readEA link

What is EA not?

pleaselistencarefullyasourmenuoptionshaverecentlychanged23 Jul 2022 13:13 UTC
4 points
1 comment13 min readEA link

Do­ing good can­not be mea­sured in lives saved: the psy­cholog­i­cal value of community

Alex Berg24 Jul 2022 12:51 UTC
4 points
0 comments5 min readEA link

More to ex­plore on ‘What do you think?’

EA Handbook9 Jul 2022 23:00 UTC
1 point
0 comments3 min readEA link

But­ton for con­tro­ver­sial posts

SaraAzubuike27 Jul 2022 4:21 UTC
14 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Go­ing more meta on EA criticism

Nick Whitaker27 Jul 2022 14:59 UTC
79 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

EA in the main­stream me­dia: if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu

Jack Lewars30 Jul 2022 16:55 UTC
182 points
55 comments2 min readEA link

[Linkpost] Crit­i­cism of Crit­i­cism of Crit­i­cism, ACX

ClaireZabel4 Aug 2022 19:25 UTC
66 points
8 comments2 min readEA link
(astralcodexten.substack.com)

Ex­is­ten­tial risk pes­simism and the time of perils

David Thorstad12 Aug 2022 14:42 UTC
123 points
38 comments20 min readEA link

A Quick Qual­i­ta­tive Anal­y­sis of Laypeo­ple’s Cri­tiques of Longtermism

Roh15 Aug 2022 5:26 UTC
52 points
10 comments14 min readEA link

Effec­tive Altru­ism, the Prin­ci­ple of Ex­plo­sion and Epistemic Fragility

Eigengender15 Aug 2022 1:45 UTC
17 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

Altru­ism is sys­tems change, so why isn’t EA? Con­struc­tive crit­i­cism.

LB15 Aug 2022 19:18 UTC
4 points
4 comments21 min readEA link

EA crit­i­cism con­test: Why I am not an effec­tive altruist

ErikHoel16 Aug 2022 17:16 UTC
7 points
8 comments2 min readEA link
(erikhoel.substack.com)

Dis­cus­sion on Erik Hoel’s “Why I am not an effec­tive al­tru­ist”

Robert Hoglund17 Aug 2022 3:42 UTC
2 points
2 comments1 min readEA link