Mo­ral weight

TagLast edit: 16 Jun 2021 9:17 UTC by EA Wiki assistant

The moral weight tag covers posts about differences in moral status, capacity for welfare, or other factors that might determine differences in the characteristic moral value of the lives, interests, or experiences of different types of potential moral patients (such as individuals of different species).


Muehlhauser, Luke (2017) 2017 report on consciousness and moral patienthood, Open Philanthropy, June.
The idea of “moral weights” is addressed briefly in a few places.

Muehlhauser, Luke (2018) Preliminary thoughts on moral weight, LessWrong, August 14.

Schukraft, Jason (2020) Comparative moral status academic bibliography, in Michael Aird, Collection of sources relevant to the idea of “moral weight”, Effective Altruism Forum, May 8.

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Differ­ences in the In­ten­sity of Valenced Ex­pe­rience across Species

Jason Schukraft30 Oct 2020 1:13 UTC
83 points
36 comments80 min readEA link

How to Mea­sure Ca­pac­ity for Welfare and Mo­ral Status

Jason Schukraft1 Jun 2020 15:01 UTC
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Com­par­i­sons of Ca­pac­ity for Welfare and Mo­ral Sta­tus Across Species

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Re­search Sum­mary: The In­ten­sity of Valenced Ex­pe­rience across Species

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New re­search on moral weights

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41 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

Hi, I’m Luke Muehlhauser. AMA about Open Philan­thropy’s new re­port on con­scious­ness and moral patienthood

lukeprog28 Jun 2017 15:49 UTC
20 points
66 commentsEA link

Alice Red­fern: Mo­ral weights in the de­vel­op­ing world — IDin­sight’s Benefi­ciary Prefer­ences Project

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17 points
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Us­ing Sub­jec­tive Well-Be­ing to Es­ti­mate the Mo­ral Weights of Avert­ing Deaths and Re­duc­ing Poverty

MichaelPlant3 Aug 2020 16:17 UTC
88 points
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Com­ments on “Us­ing Sub­jec­tive Well-Be­ing to Es­ti­mate the Mo­ral Weights of Avert­ing Deaths and Re­duc­ing Poverty”

AidanGoth29 Sep 2020 19:36 UTC
31 points
10 comments12 min readEA link

Re­search Sum­mary: The Sub­jec­tive Ex­pe­rience of Time

Jason Schukraft10 Aug 2020 13:28 UTC
70 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

Does Crit­i­cal Flicker-Fu­sion Fre­quency Track the Sub­jec­tive Ex­pe­rience of Time?

Jason Schukraft3 Aug 2020 13:30 UTC
50 points
19 comments36 min readEA link

The Sub­jec­tive Ex­pe­rience of Time: Welfare Implications

Jason Schukraft27 Jul 2020 13:24 UTC
92 points
13 comments63 min readEA link

Mo­ral cir­cles: De­grees, di­men­sions, visuals

MichaelA24 Jul 2020 4:04 UTC
66 points
10 comments13 min readEA link

Ja­son Schukraft: Mo­ral stand­ing and cause pri­ori­ti­za­tion

EA Global24 Oct 2020 19:56 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

SoGive’s moral weights—please take part!

Sanjay5 Apr 2021 22:47 UTC
26 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Against the So­cial Dis­count Rate (Cowen & Parfit) - Weak refutations

Jorgen_Ljones12 Aug 2020 15:06 UTC
28 points
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New book: Mo­ral Uncer­tainty by MacAskill, Ord & Bykvist

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85 points
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Is Suffer­ing Con­vex?

Davidmanheim21 Oct 2018 11:44 UTC
13 points
16 commentsEA link

Why an­i­mal char­i­ties are much more effec­tive than hu­man ones

utilitarian018 Apr 2019 17:48 UTC
11 points
15 comments2 min readEA link

Pos­i­tive roles of life and ex­pe­rience in suffer­ing-fo­cused ethics

Teo Ajantaival22 May 2021 16:05 UTC
38 points
1 comment24 min readEA link