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TagLast edit: 15 Jun 2021 13:13 UTC by Pablo

The books tag covers posts about books.

Some EA books have their own tag: The Precipice | Doing Good Better | Poor Economics | Superintelligence | The Life You Can Save | Human Compatible

A ranked list of all EA-rele­vant (au­dio)books I’ve read

MichaelA17 Feb 2021 10:18 UTC
88 points
59 comments11 min readEA link

I scraped all pub­lic “Effec­tive Altru­ists” Goodreads read­ing lists

meerpirat23 Mar 2021 20:28 UTC
121 points
13 comments3 min readEA link

Should EA Buy Distri­bu­tion Rights for Foun­da­tional Books?

Cullen_OKeefe17 Jun 2020 5:38 UTC
100 points
37 comments2 min readEA link

Toby Ord’s ‘The Precipice’ is pub­lished!

matthew.vandermerwe4 Mar 2020 21:09 UTC
140 points
18 comments2 min readEA link

“Why Na­tions Fail” and the long-ter­mist view of global poverty

Ben_Kuhn16 Jul 2019 7:59 UTC
114 points
20 comments13 min readEA link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Book Re­view: The Precipice

Aaron Gertler9 Apr 2020 21:21 UTC
39 points
0 comments17 min readEA link
(slatestarcodex.com)

The Precipice: a risky re­view by a non-EA

fmoreno8 Aug 2020 14:40 UTC
13 points
0 comments18 min readEA link

Progress book recommendations

DanielMay8 Aug 2019 20:47 UTC
71 points
7 comments16 min readEA link
(danielmamay.github.io)

Key points from The Dead Hand, David E. Hoffman

Kit9 Aug 2019 13:59 UTC
71 points
8 comments7 min readEA link

Notes on ‘Atomic Ob­ses­sion’ (2009)

lukeprog26 Oct 2019 0:30 UTC
61 points
16 comments8 min readEA link

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

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

‘The Precipice’ Book Review

Matt g27 Jul 2020 22:10 UTC
19 points
1 comment4 min readEA link

Book re­view: Ar­chi­tects of In­tel­li­gence by Martin Ford (2018)

ofer11 Aug 2020 17:24 UTC
11 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

[Question] What is a book that gen­uinely changed your life for the bet­ter?

jackmalde21 Oct 2020 19:33 UTC
26 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Brief book re­view 2020

Denise_Melchin3 Dec 2020 21:30 UTC
52 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

Book re­view: The Dooms­day Machine

eukaryote10 Sep 2018 1:43 UTC
41 points
5 commentsEA link

[Question] Books /​ book re­views on nu­clear risk, WMDs, great power war?

MichaelA15 Dec 2020 1:40 UTC
15 points
15 comments1 min readEA link

[Re­view and notes] How Democ­racy Ends—David Runciman

Louis_Dixon13 Feb 2020 22:30 UTC
30 points
1 comment5 min readEA link

Notes on Schel­ling’s “Strat­egy of Con­flict” (1960)

MichaelA29 Jan 2021 8:56 UTC
20 points
3 comments8 min readEA link

[Question] Books on au­thor­i­tar­i­anism, Rus­sia, China, NK, demo­cratic back­slid­ing, etc.?

MichaelA2 Feb 2021 3:52 UTC
10 points
20 comments1 min readEA link

Notes on “The Bomb: Pres­i­dents, Gen­er­als, and the Se­cret His­tory of Nu­clear War” (2020)

MichaelA6 Feb 2021 11:10 UTC
17 points
5 comments8 min readEA link

De­tailed notes on 20 EA-rele­vant/​recom­mended books

Calvin_Baker27 Feb 2021 17:09 UTC
23 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Long-Term Fu­ture Fund: April 2019 grant recommendations

Habryka23 Apr 2019 7:00 UTC
144 points
242 comments46 min readEA link

Notes on “Bioter­ror and Biowar­fare” (2006)

MichaelA1 Mar 2021 9:42 UTC
23 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] How should EAs man­age their copy­rights?

evelynciara9 Mar 2021 18:42 UTC
14 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

A Biose­cu­rity and Biorisk Read­ing+ List

tessa14 Mar 2021 2:30 UTC
75 points
8 comments11 min readEA link

Notes on Hen­rich’s “The WEIRDest Peo­ple in the World” (2020)

MichaelA25 Mar 2021 5:04 UTC
32 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

Your World, Bet­ter: Global progress for mid­dle schoolers

Aaron Gertler11 Apr 2021 21:57 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readEA link
(www.cgdev.org)

Notes on “The Art of Gather­ing”

DavidNash6 Dec 2018 15:48 UTC
43 points
6 commentsEA link

[Notes] Cli­mate Shock by Wag­ner and Weitzman

Louis_Dixon13 Apr 2020 9:41 UTC
24 points
1 comment10 min readEA link

Notes on Mochary’s “The Great CEO Within” (2019)

MichaelA29 May 2021 18:53 UTC
16 points
9 comments5 min readEA link

EA In­fras­truc­ture Fund: May 2021 grant recommendations

Jonas Vollmer3 Jun 2021 1:01 UTC
87 points
99 comments42 min readEA link

Book Re­view: Deon­tol­ogy by Jeremy Bentham

ketchupduck12 Aug 2020 13:45 UTC
46 points
8 comments16 min readEA link

New book — “Suffer­ing-Fo­cused Ethics: Defense and Im­pli­ca­tions”

MagnusVinding31 May 2020 9:27 UTC
94 points
19 comments3 min readEA link

Stu­art Rus­sell Hu­man Com­pat­i­ble AI Roundtable with Allan Dafoe, Rob Re­ich, & Ma­ri­etje Schaake

Mahendra Prasad11 Feb 2021 7:43 UTC
16 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Light read: Free Trade, by Judy Eby

James_Banks13 Feb 2021 21:39 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

New pop­u­lar sci­ence book on x-risks: “End Times”

HaukeHillebrandt1 Oct 2019 7:18 UTC
17 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Re­view and Sum­mary of ‘Mo­ral Uncer­tainty’

finm2 Oct 2020 15:41 UTC
31 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(www.finmoorhouse.com)

Book Re­view: The End of An­i­mal Farm­ing (Jacy Reese, 2018)

Jamie_Harris17 Dec 2018 22:26 UTC
9 points
0 commentsEA link
(butcantheysuffer.wordpress.com)

Effec­tive Altru­ism Hand­book—Now Online

RyanCarey23 Apr 2015 14:23 UTC
28 points
14 commentsEA link

Book recom­men­da­tion: Loonshots

nonzerosum3 May 2019 18:30 UTC
24 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

The Righ­teous Mind book review

Justis5 Sep 2018 18:08 UTC
17 points
1 commentEA link

How democ­racy ends: a re­view and reevaluation

richard_ngo24 Nov 2018 17:41 UTC
24 points
2 commentsEA link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Re­view of EA New Zealand’s ‘Do­ing Good Bet­ter’ book giveaway

cafelow9 Jun 2017 18:38 UTC
21 points
3 commentsEA link

Sum­mary of Stu­art Rus­sell’s new book, “Hu­man Com­pat­i­ble”

rohinmshah19 Oct 2019 19:56 UTC
30 points
1 comment15 min readEA link
(www.alignmentforum.org)

Are Hu­mans ‘Hu­man Com­pat­i­ble’?

Matt Boyd6 Dec 2019 5:49 UTC
22 points
8 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] What book(s) would you want a gifted teenager to come across?

alexrjl5 Aug 2019 13:39 UTC
27 points
58 comments1 min readEA link

Publi­ca­tion of Stu­art Rus­sell’s new book on AI safety—re­views needed

CarolineJ8 Oct 2019 5:29 UTC
40 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Com­ments on Ernest Davis’s com­ments on Bostrom’s Superintelligence

Giles24 Jan 2015 4:40 UTC
2 points
8 commentsEA link

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

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

Book Re­view: En­light­en­ment Now, by Steven Pinker

Aaron Gertler21 Oct 2018 23:12 UTC
23 points
6 commentsEA link

En­light­ened Con­cerns of Tomorrow

cassidynelson15 Mar 2018 5:29 UTC
15 points
8 commentsEA link

Policy and re­search ideas to re­duce ex­is­ten­tial risk

80000_Hours27 Apr 2020 8:46 UTC
2 points
0 comments4 min readEA link
(80000hours.org)

The Life You Can Save Book Launch

KathrynMecrow4 Nov 2019 15:43 UTC
44 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

The tenth-an­niver­sary edi­tion of The Life You Can Save is here for free! Please share (and en­joy)!

KathrynMecrow3 Dec 2019 15:52 UTC
35 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

[Link] Mo­ral In­ter­lude from “The Wizard and the Prophet”

Milan_Griffes27 Sep 2019 18:42 UTC
13 points
8 comments8 min readEA link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism read­ing list

Richard_Batty28 Oct 2013 19:10 UTC
7 points
3 commentsEA link

What books or bod­ies of work, not about EA or EA cause ar­eas, might be benefi­cial to EAs?

arikr11 Jun 2019 22:22 UTC
7 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

Five books to make you su­per effective

John_Maxwell2 Apr 2015 2:31 UTC
7 points
8 commentsEA link

Which five books would you recom­mend to an 18 year old?

RandomEA5 Sep 2017 21:10 UTC
10 points
35 comments1 min readEA link

Book Re­view: Prin­ci­ples of Mo­rals and Leg­is­la­tion by Jeremy Bentham

ketchupduck17 Jun 2021 1:49 UTC
17 points
0 comments8 min readEA link