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Mo­ral philosophy

Core TagLast edit: 29 Jun 2022 10:52 UTC by Lizka

The moral philosophy tag is very wide-ranging, and can be used alongside more specific tags like philosophy of effective altruism, longtermism, and moral patienthood.

Further reading

Parfit, Derek (1984) Reasons and Persons, Oxford: Clarendon press.

Sidgwick, Henry (1907) The Methods of Ethics, 7th ed., London: Macmillan.

Related entries

applied ethics | infinite ethics | metaethics | normative ethics | philosophy

The Pos­si­bil­ity of an On­go­ing Mo­ral Catas­tro­phe (Sum­mary)

Linch2 Aug 2019 21:55 UTC
86 points
11 comments4 min readEA link
(docs.google.com)

Per­son-af­fect­ing in­tu­itions can of­ten be money pumped

Rohin Shah7 Jul 2022 12:23 UTC
91 points
72 comments3 min readEA link

Launch­ing Utili­tar­i­anism.net: An In­tro­duc­tory On­line Text­book on Utilitarianism

Darius_M9 Mar 2020 17:13 UTC
73 points
27 comments7 min readEA link

Mak­ing de­ci­sions when both morally and em­piri­cally uncertain

MichaelA2 Jan 2020 7:08 UTC
17 points
4 comments20 min readEA link

Mak­ing de­ci­sions un­der moral uncertainty

MichaelA1 Jan 2020 13:02 UTC
43 points
8 comments17 min readEA link

Mo­ral­ity vs re­lated concepts

MichaelA10 Feb 2020 8:02 UTC
18 points
2 comments8 min readEA link

Why Real­ists and Anti-Real­ists Disagree

Lukas_Gloor5 Jun 2020 7:51 UTC
59 points
28 comments24 min readEA link

Utili­tar­i­anism with and with­out ex­pected utility

Aaron Gertler24 Jul 2020 6:40 UTC
27 points
4 comments4 min readEA link
(davidmccarthy.org)

In­tegrity for consequentialists

Paul_Christiano14 Nov 2016 20:56 UTC
138 points
18 comments8 min readEA link

The ig­no­rance of nor­ma­tive re­al­ism bot

Joe_Carlsmith18 Jan 2022 5:18 UTC
28 points
2 comments35 min readEA link

On in­finite ethics

Joe_Carlsmith31 Jan 2022 7:17 UTC
95 points
24 comments48 min readEA link

‘Con­se­quen­tial­ism’ is be­ing used to mean sev­eral differ­ent things

Theo Hawking11 Jun 2022 15:43 UTC
33 points
10 comments6 min readEA link

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

Magnus Vinding31 May 2020 9:27 UTC
103 points
20 comments4 min readEA link

The most im­por­tant un­solved prob­lems in ethics

William_MacAskill15 Oct 2012 2:28 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Against Irre­ducible Normativity

Lukas_Gloor9 Jun 2020 14:38 UTC
45 points
22 comments33 min readEA link

[Question] Is it suffer­ing or in­vol­un­tary suffer­ing that’s bad, and when is it (in­vol­un­tary) suffer­ing?

MichaelStJules22 Jun 2020 16:41 UTC
11 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Mo­ral cir­cles: De­grees, di­men­sions, visuals

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

Crit­i­cal sum­mary of Meacham’s “Per­son-Affect­ing Views and Sat­u­rat­ing Coun­ter­part Re­la­tions”

Ardenlk5 Jan 2021 2:18 UTC
51 points
31 comments11 min readEA link

Blame­wor­thi­ness for Avoid­able Psy­cholog­i­cal Harms

Cullen_OKeefe9 Feb 2021 2:46 UTC
38 points
13 comments9 min readEA link

Care and demandingness

Joe_Carlsmith8 Mar 2021 6:59 UTC
47 points
2 comments11 min readEA link

My per­sonal cruxes for fo­cus­ing on ex­is­ten­tial risks /​ longter­mism /​ any­thing other than just video games

MichaelA13 Apr 2021 5:50 UTC
53 points
28 comments2 min readEA link

Rhetor­i­cal Abus­abil­ity is a Poor Counterargument

Cullen_OKeefe8 Jan 2022 2:11 UTC
66 points
8 comments6 min readEA link

[Question] Is im­per­sonal benev­olence a virtue?

Xing Shi Cai18 Jul 2021 8:24 UTC
8 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Rea­sons and Per­sons: Watch the­o­ries eat themselves

Aaron Gertler25 Dec 2021 3:53 UTC
62 points
9 comments15 min readEA link
(dynomight.net)

Avoid­ing Mo­ral Fads?

Davis_Kingsley3 Apr 2022 21:35 UTC
24 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] What moral philoso­phies be­sides util­i­tar­i­anism are com­pat­i­ble with effec­tive al­tru­ism?

BrownHairedEevee16 Apr 2022 19:53 UTC
19 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

Paper sum­mary: Stak­ing our fu­ture: de­on­tic long-ter­mism and the non-iden­tity prob­lem (An­dreas Mo­gensen)

Global Priorities Institute7 Jun 2022 13:14 UTC
25 points
6 comments6 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

Bud­dhism and Utili­tar­i­anism; EA vs EB

Richard Y Chappell23 Jun 2022 17:56 UTC
52 points
14 comments4 min readEA link
(www.utilitarianism.net)

Jus­tice and Global Pri­ori­ties Re­search Read­ing List

LuisMota30 Aug 2022 19:46 UTC
32 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Puz­zles for Everyone

Richard Y Chappell10 Sep 2022 2:11 UTC
109 points
38 comments5 min readEA link
(rychappell.substack.com)

Naïve vs Pru­dent Utilitarianism

Richard Y Chappell11 Nov 2022 23:53 UTC
85 points
42 comments5 min readEA link
(rychappell.substack.com)

Com­par­i­sons of Ca­pac­ity for Welfare and Mo­ral Sta­tus Across Species

Jason Schukraft18 May 2020 0:42 UTC
96 points
62 comments45 min readEA link

How to Mea­sure Ca­pac­ity for Welfare and Mo­ral Status

Jason Schukraft1 Jun 2020 15:01 UTC
67 points
19 comments35 min readEA link

Harsanyi’s sim­ple “proof” of utilitarianism

Ben_West20 Feb 2020 15:27 UTC
50 points
39 comments3 min readEA link

Why the Irre­ducible Nor­ma­tivity Wager (Mostly) Fails

Lukas_Gloor14 Jun 2020 13:33 UTC
23 points
13 comments10 min readEA link

High stakes in­stru­men­tal­ism and billion­aire philanthropy

John G. Halstead19 Jul 2020 19:19 UTC
59 points
10 comments4 min readEA link

My Meta-Ethics and Pos­si­ble Im­pli­ca­tions for EA

jacobpfau4 Aug 2020 1:29 UTC
7 points
20 comments8 min readEA link
(jacobpfau.github.io)

Act util­i­tar­i­anism: crite­rion of right­ness vs. de­ci­sion procedure

Askell18 Jan 2017 23:49 UTC
55 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

Ex­pected value the­ory is fa­nat­i­cal, but that’s a good thing

HaydenW21 Sep 2020 8:48 UTC
56 points
20 comments5 min readEA link

The Com­pa­ra­bil­ity of Sub­jec­tive Scales

MichaelPlant30 Nov 2020 16:47 UTC
77 points
9 comments4 min readEA link

On the limits of ideal­ized values

Joe_Carlsmith22 Jun 2021 2:00 UTC
72 points
9 comments36 min readEA link

Cain Killed Abel: A Heuris­tic Guide to the Three Ma­jor Schools of Ethics in the Western Tradition

Mahendra Prasad20 Aug 2021 1:06 UTC
15 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

Mo­ral Anti-Real­ism: In­tro­duc­tion & Summary

Lukas_Gloor2 Apr 2022 14:32 UTC
45 points
1 comment7 min readEA link

Deon­tol­ogy, the Paral­y­sis Ar­gu­ment and al­tru­is­tic longtermism

William D'Alessandro2 Sep 2022 3:23 UTC
21 points
3 comments14 min readEA link

The Biggest Prob­lem with Deon­tol­ogy: The Ag­gre­ga­tion Problem

Arjun Panickssery8 Oct 2022 3:41 UTC
10 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Against the nor­ma­tive re­al­ist’s wager

Joe_Carlsmith13 Oct 2022 16:36 UTC
30 points
5 comments23 min readEA link

Con­se­quen­tial­ism and Cluelessness

Richard Y Chappell17 Oct 2022 18:57 UTC
27 points
5 comments9 min readEA link
(rychappell.substack.com)

Mini sum­maries of GPI papers

Jack Malde2 Nov 2022 22:33 UTC
84 points
16 comments6 min readEA link

The Nar­row­ing Cir­cle (Gw­ern)

Aaron Gertler11 Feb 2019 23:50 UTC
47 points
17 comments5 min readEA link

[Question] What are the lead­ing cri­tiques of “longter­mism” and re­lated concepts

AlasdairGives30 May 2020 10:54 UTC
40 points
27 comments1 min readEA link

Ex ante pri­ori­tar­i­anism and nega­tive-lean­ing util­i­tar­i­anism do not over­ride in­di­vi­d­ual interests

MichaelStJules4 Jul 2019 23:56 UTC
10 points
13 comments3 min readEA link

Defend­ing the Pro­cre­ation Asym­me­try with Con­di­tional Interests

MichaelStJules13 Oct 2019 18:49 UTC
32 points
13 comments8 min readEA link

[Question] What are the best ar­gu­ments for an ex­clu­sively he­do­nis­tic view of value?

MichaelStJules19 Oct 2019 4:11 UTC
7 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Con­di­tional in­ter­ests, asym­me­tries and EA priorities

MichaelStJules21 Oct 2019 6:13 UTC
22 points
23 comments14 min readEA link

Prac­ti­cal ethics given moral uncertainty

William_MacAskill31 Jan 2012 5:00 UTC
22 points
5 comments3 min readEA link

Wor­ld­view uncertainty

Ronja_Lutz16 May 2018 14:02 UTC
15 points
7 comments8 min readEA link

Ex­pected value un­der nor­ma­tive uncertainty

G Gordon Worley III8 Jun 2020 15:45 UTC
16 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(philpapers.org)

Com­plete archive of the Feli­ci­fia forum

Louis_Francini30 May 2020 10:14 UTC
106 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

What Is Mo­ral Real­ism?

Lukas_Gloor22 May 2018 15:49 UTC
70 points
26 comments32 min readEA link

Me­taeth­i­cal Fa­nat­i­cism (Dialogue)

Lukas_Gloor17 Jun 2020 12:33 UTC
25 points
10 comments15 min readEA link

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

EA Global29 Jun 2020 14:02 UTC
17 points
0 comments15 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

[Question] Is it pos­si­ble, and if so how, to ar­rive at ‘strong’ EA con­clu­sions with­out the use of util­i­tar­ian prin­ci­ples?

taylorbressford012 Jul 2020 13:46 UTC
6 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Can you have an ego­is­tic prefer­ence about your own birth?

Mati_Roy16 Jul 2020 3:14 UTC
5 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Prin­cipia Qualia: blueprint for a new cause area, con­scious­ness re­search with an eye to­ward ethics and x-risk

MikeJohnson9 Dec 2016 5:47 UTC
29 points
50 comments5 min readEA link

Utility Cascades

Aaron Gertler29 Jul 2020 7:16 UTC
25 points
3 comments4 min readEA link
(academic.oup.com)

EA read­ing list: moral un­cer­tainty, moral co­op­er­a­tion, and val­ues spreading

richard_ngo3 Aug 2020 9:21 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

EA read­ing list: pop­u­la­tion ethics, in­finite ethics, an­thropic ethics

richard_ngo3 Aug 2020 9:22 UTC
25 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

EA read­ing list: suffer­ing-fo­cused ethics

richard_ngo3 Aug 2020 9:40 UTC
41 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Toby Ord: Selected quo­ta­tions on ex­is­ten­tial risk

Aaron Gertler6 Aug 2020 17:41 UTC
31 points
0 comments39 min readEA link
(theprecipice.com)

At­tempt at un­der­stand­ing the role of moral philos­o­phy in moral progress

alexhill28 Oct 2019 16:32 UTC
32 points
8 comments5 min readEA link

EA read­ing list: util­i­tar­i­anism and consciousness

richard_ngo7 Aug 2020 19:32 UTC
17 points
3 comments1 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
28 points
67 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Is there a clear writeup sum­ma­riz­ing the ar­gu­ments for why deep ecol­ogy is wrong?

Linch25 Oct 2019 7:53 UTC
11 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

De­scrip­tive Pop­u­la­tion Ethics and Its Rele­vance for Cause Prioritization

David_Althaus3 Apr 2018 13:31 UTC
59 points
9 comments13 min readEA link

It’s Not Hard to Be Mo­rally Ex­cel­lent; You Just Choose Not To Be

Aaron Gertler24 Aug 2020 6:23 UTC
48 points
12 comments5 min readEA link
(schwitzsplinters.blogspot.com)

Pod­cast: Sharon He­witt Rawlette on metaethics and utilitarianism

Gus Docker29 Aug 2020 17:07 UTC
16 points
4 comments1 min readEA link
(anchor.fm)

Life Satis­fac­tion and its Discontents

MichaelPlant25 Sep 2020 7:54 UTC
71 points
24 comments3 min readEA link

Eth­i­cal offset­ting is an­ti­thet­i­cal to EA

ClaireZabel5 Jan 2016 17:49 UTC
37 points
78 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] Net value of sav­ing a child’s life from a nega­tive util­i­tar­ian per­spec­tive?

throwaway85529 Oct 2020 8:15 UTC
6 points
4 comments1 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

[Link] Nor­ma­tive Im­pli­ca­tions of Re­duc­tion­ism about Per­sonal Identity

poliboni5 Dec 2020 13:54 UTC
9 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

In­tro­duc­tion to the Philos­o­phy of Well-Being

finm7 Dec 2020 12:32 UTC
44 points
22 comments6 min readEA link

Mo­ral­ity as “Co­or­di­na­tion” vs “Altru­ism”

Raemon29 Dec 2020 2:38 UTC
9 points
2 comments2 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Shouldn’t it mat­ter to the vic­tim?

Joe_Carlsmith11 Jan 2021 7:14 UTC
22 points
1 comment15 min readEA link

Scope-sen­si­tive ethics: cap­tur­ing the core in­tu­ition mo­ti­vat­ing utilitarianism

richard_ngo15 Jan 2021 16:22 UTC
131 points
19 comments5 min readEA link

Hilary Greaves: The col­lec­tivist cri­tique of the EA movement

Aaron Gertler19 Jan 2021 13:18 UTC
35 points
5 comments1 min readEA link
(users.ox.ac.uk)

The Up­per Limit of Value

Davidmanheim27 Jan 2021 14:15 UTC
31 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Con­tact with reality

Joe_Carlsmith15 Feb 2021 4:53 UTC
50 points
4 comments21 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
21 points
7 comments2 min readEA link

Lay­man’s Sum­mary of Re­solv­ing Pas­cal­lian De­ci­sion Prob­lems with Stochas­tic Dominance

Ben_West12 Mar 2021 3:51 UTC
44 points
11 comments5 min readEA link

Solv­ing the moral clue­less­ness prob­lem with Bayesian joint prob­a­bil­ity distributions

ben.smith28 Feb 2021 9:17 UTC
9 points
13 comments4 min readEA link

Wrong by Induction

Ales_Flidr6 Sep 2018 22:00 UTC
20 points
2 comments6 min readEA link

Jeff Sebo: A util­i­tar­ian case for an­i­mal rights

EA Global18 Oct 2019 18:05 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

A full syl­labus on longtermism

jtm5 Mar 2021 22:57 UTC
109 points
13 comments8 min readEA link

Ac­tu­ally pos­si­ble: thoughts on Utopia

Joe_Carlsmith18 Jan 2021 8:27 UTC
70 points
3 comments13 min readEA link

Tan Zhi Xuan: AI al­ign­ment, philo­soph­i­cal plu­ral­ism, and the rele­vance of non-Western philosophy

EA Global21 Nov 2020 8:12 UTC
12 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Jenny Xiao: Dual moral obli­ga­tions and in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion against global catas­trophic risks

EA Global21 Nov 2020 8:12 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Hilary Greaves: Do­ing good to­gether — col­lec­tivism vs. coordination

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

Cas­par Oester­held: Mul­ti­verse-wide cooperation

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

Jonathan Court­ney: Eth­i­cal obli­ga­tions (light­ning talk)

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

Ruairí Don­nelly: Mo­ral trade

EA Global11 Aug 2017 8:19 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Amanda Askell: The moral value of information

EA Global2 Jun 2017 8:48 UTC
18 points
0 comments14 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

The im­por­tance of how you weigh it

Joe_Carlsmith29 Mar 2021 4:58 UTC
42 points
2 comments12 min readEA link

The Pos­si­bil­ity of an On­go­ing Mo­ral Catastrophe

EA Handbook7 Feb 2015 1:10 UTC
17 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.semanticscholar.org)

Ju­lia Galef and Matt Ygle­sias on bioethics and “ethics ex­per­tise”

RobBensinger30 Mar 2021 3:06 UTC
23 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

The Alie­na­tion Ob­jec­tion to Consequentialism

Calvin_Baker4 May 2020 20:05 UTC
36 points
15 comments14 min readEA link

Giv­ing isn’t de­mand­ing*

William_MacAskill25 Nov 2011 5:00 UTC
11 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Dig­nity as al­ter­na­tive EA pri­or­ity—re­quest for feedback

tomwein25 Jun 2020 13:50 UTC
29 points
21 comments2 min readEA link

Peter Singer on the 80K podcast

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

Avoid­ing the Repug­nant Con­clu­sion is not nec­es­sary for pop­u­la­tion ethics: new many-au­thor col­lab­o­ra­tion.

deanspears14 Apr 2021 0:48 UTC
114 points
16 comments1 min readEA link
(deanspears.medium.com)

Mo­ral plu­ral­ism and longter­mism | Sunyshore

BrownHairedEevee17 Apr 2021 0:14 UTC
26 points
0 comments6 min readEA link
(sunyshore.substack.com)

The prob­lem with per­son-af­fect­ing views

Jack Malde5 Aug 2020 18:37 UTC
39 points
22 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] What are the effects of con­sid­er­ing that (hu­man) moral­ity emerges from evolu­tion­ary and other func­tional pres­sures?

acristia28 Feb 2021 19:35 UTC
9 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

A lat­eral way of think­ing about Cause X: barely visi­ble but po­ten­tially enor­mous cat­e­gories of value

Writer14 Jun 2021 11:43 UTC
23 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

The case for strong longter­mism—June 2021 update

Jack Malde21 Jun 2021 21:30 UTC
64 points
13 comments3 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

Shelly Ka­gan—read­ings for Ethics and the Fu­ture sem­i­nar (spring 2021)

james29 Jun 2021 9:59 UTC
91 points
7 comments5 min readEA link
(docs.google.com)

The Copen­hagen In­ter­pre­ta­tion of Ethics

jai4 Nov 2016 7:00 UTC
34 points
1 comment5 min readEA link
(blog.jaibot.com)

The prob­lem of pos­si­ble pop­u­la­tions: an­i­mal farm­ing, sus­tain­abil­ity, ex­tinc­tion and the re­pug­nant conclusion

Stijn6 Jul 2021 13:17 UTC
7 points
9 comments16 min readEA link

EA read­ing list: EA mo­ti­va­tions and psychology

richard_ngo3 Aug 2020 9:24 UTC
28 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Jump­ing in Front of Bul­lets vs. Or­gan Donation

New_EA10 Jul 2021 22:50 UTC
2 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

In search of benev­olence (or: what should you get Clippy for Christ­mas?)

Joe_Carlsmith20 Jul 2021 1:11 UTC
15 points
0 comments33 min readEA link

The Harsanyi-Rawls de­bate: poli­ti­cal philos­o­phy as de­ci­sion the­ory un­der uncertainty

Ramiro1 Aug 2021 14:04 UTC
12 points
3 comments5 min readEA link

Teruji Thomas, ‘The Asym­me­try, Uncer­tainty, and the Long Term’

Pablo5 Nov 2019 20:24 UTC
43 points
6 comments1 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

[Question] Time-av­er­age ver­sus In­di­vi­d­ual-av­er­age To­tal Utilitarianism

Davidmanheim26 Sep 2021 7:05 UTC
12 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Slightly ad­vanced de­ci­sion the­ory 102: Four rea­sons not to be a (naive) util­ity maximizer

kirchner.jan23 Nov 2021 10:47 UTC
16 points
5 comments14 min readEA link
(universalprior.substack.com)

Scott Alexan­der – Ax­iol­ogy, Mo­ral­ity, Law

Tessa28 Aug 2016 15:00 UTC
9 points
0 comments11 min readEA link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Philos­o­phy event se­ries in­tro­duc­ing EA at the Univer­sity of Zurich

Dario Citrini4 Jan 2022 12:49 UTC
19 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

Book re­view of “Mengzi”

anonymous616 Mar 2022 22:58 UTC
17 points
0 comments12 min readEA link

On ex­pected util­ity, part 1: Skyscrap­ers and madmen

Joe_Carlsmith16 Mar 2022 21:54 UTC
21 points
1 comment12 min readEA link

On ex­pected util­ity, part 3: VNM, sep­a­ra­bil­ity, and more

Joe_Carlsmith22 Mar 2022 3:05 UTC
8 points
0 comments27 min readEA 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

The “Mo­ral Uncer­tainty” Rab­bit Hole, Fully Excavated

Lukas_Gloor1 Apr 2022 13:14 UTC
24 points
0 comments35 min readEA link

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)

Sum­mary: Ev­i­dence, clue­less­ness and the long term | Hilary Greaves

Vasco Grilo15 Apr 2022 17:22 UTC
6 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

The Effec­tive Altru­ism Equal­ity and Jus­tice Project

PouyaJafari6 Oct 2017 20:56 UTC
20 points
4 comments10 min readEA link

[Question] Who are the lead­ing ad­vo­cates, and what are the top pub­li­ca­tions on broad longter­mism?

Jordan Arel28 Apr 2022 2:57 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

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

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

List of lists of EA-re­lated open philos­o­phy re­search questions

ChanaMessinger3 May 2022 16:14 UTC
15 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Just Say No to Utili­tar­i­anism

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

The Strange Shortage of Mo­ral Optimizers

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

Con­cerns with Differ­ence-Mak­ing Risk Aversion

Charlotte17 Jun 2022 13:59 UTC
41 points
1 comment6 min readEA link

The Philan­thropist’s Paradox

MichaelPlant24 Jun 2017 10:23 UTC
2 points
15 comments11 min readEA link

Wheel­ing and deal­ing: An in­ter­nal bar­gain­ing ap­proach to moral uncertainty

MichaelPlant10 Jul 2022 12:04 UTC
56 points
17 comments22 min readEA link

A philo­soph­i­cal re­view of Open Philan­thropy’s Cause Pri­ori­ti­sa­tion Framework

MichaelPlant15 Jul 2022 8:21 UTC
143 points
10 comments25 min readEA link
(www.happierlivesinstitute.org)

De­sire the­o­ries of welfare and non­hu­man animals

MichaelStJules16 Jul 2022 18:52 UTC
20 points
5 comments4 min readEA link

Mo­ral Progress Read­ing List

LuisMota2 Aug 2022 19:32 UTC
27 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Con­se­quen­tial­ists (in so­ciety) should self-mod­ify to have side con­straints

Jack R3 Aug 2022 22:47 UTC
64 points
12 comments3 min readEA link

EA is In­suffi­ciently Value Neu­tral in Practice

G Gordon Worley III4 Aug 2022 20:00 UTC
4 points
13 comments4 min readEA link

The re­pug­nant con­clu­sion is not a prob­lem for the to­tal view

Luca Stocco6 Aug 2022 14:38 UTC
30 points
11 comments7 min readEA link

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

Hmash9 Aug 2022 22:09 UTC
8 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

Com­mon-sense cases where “hy­po­thet­i­cal fu­ture peo­ple” matter

levin12 Aug 2022 14:05 UTC
106 points
21 comments4 min readEA link

Ex­is­ten­tial risk pes­simism and the time of perils

David Thorstad12 Aug 2022 14:42 UTC
156 points
51 comments21 min readEA link

EA crit­i­cism con­test: Why I am not an effec­tive altruist

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

Against pop­u­la­tion ethics

jasoncrawford16 Aug 2022 5:21 UTC
7 points
21 comments3 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Avoid­ing the de­mand­ing­ness of to­tal welfarism with rights-based dis­counted welfarism

Stijn15 Aug 2022 20:35 UTC
8 points
2 comments10 min readEA link

Em­piri­cal cri­tique of EA from an­other direction

tonz22 Aug 2022 9:13 UTC
2 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

The Repug­nant Con­clu­sion Isn’t

AppliedDivinityStudies23 Aug 2022 8:09 UTC
44 points
24 comments2 min readEA link

On longter­mism, Bayesi­anism, and the dooms­day argument

iporphyry1 Sep 2022 0:27 UTC
30 points
5 comments12 min readEA link

How Use­ful is Utili­tar­i­anism?

Richard Y Chappell8 Sep 2022 0:01 UTC
16 points
0 comments4 min readEA link
(rychappell.substack.com)

Con­tra Ap­piah Defend­ing Defend­ing “Cli­mate Villains”

Cullen_OKeefe12 Sep 2022 14:58 UTC
26 points
7 comments4 min readEA link

Ex­pe­rience Machine

Lorenzo Buscicchi18 Sep 2022 9:05 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(iep.utm.edu)

Against longter­mism: a care-cen­tric ap­proach?

Aron P2 Oct 2022 5:00 UTC
20 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Philoso­phers speak­ing against the mis­treat­ment of an­i­mals: The Mon­treal Dec­la­ra­tion On An­i­mal Exploitation

Fai5 Oct 2022 18:55 UTC
53 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Con­fi­dence in the premises of the Repug­nant Con­clu­sion—re­sults from a small survey

Vasco Grilo8 Oct 2022 21:08 UTC
19 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

The Sig­nifi­cance, Per­sis­tence, Contin­gency Frame­work (William MacAskill, Teruji Thomas and Aron Val­lin­der)

Global Priorities Institute14 Oct 2022 9:24 UTC
34 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

The prop­erty rights ap­proach to moral uncertainty

Harry R. Lloyd14 Oct 2022 16:49 UTC
24 points
7 comments2 min readEA link
(www.happierlivesinstitute.org)

[Question] What do you think is the prob­a­bil­ity of eth­i­cal he­do­nism be­ing true?

Vasco Grilo20 Oct 2022 10:39 UTC
18 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Should we be do­ing poli­tics at all? Some (very rough) thoughts

Holly_Elmore3 Nov 2022 18:18 UTC
56 points
13 comments4 min readEA link

Right­ing past wrongs by re­cov­er­ing past lives via simulation

MaxRa4 Nov 2022 8:18 UTC
25 points
19 comments3 min readEA link

EA should con­sider ex­plic­itly re­ject­ing *pure* clas­si­cal to­tal utilitarianism

freedomandutility12 Nov 2022 17:52 UTC
−16 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Tainted dona­tions: a his­tor­i­cal per­spec­tive from Rho­dri Davies

Sanjay13 Nov 2022 16:37 UTC
24 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(www.philanthropisms.com)

Ques­tions about Value Lock-in, Pa­ter­nal­ism, and Empowerment

Sam Brown16 Nov 2022 15:33 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Deon­tol­ogy and virtue ethics as “effec­tive the­o­ries” of con­se­quen­tial­ist ethics

Jan_Kulveit17 Nov 2022 9:20 UTC
43 points
11 comments10 min readEA link

The elephant in the bed­net: the im­por­tance of philos­o­phy when choos­ing be­tween ex­tend­ing and im­prov­ing lives

MichaelPlant18 Nov 2022 12:09 UTC
141 points
37 comments24 min readEA link
(www.happierlivesinstitute.org)

EA is about max­i­miza­tion, and max­i­miza­tion is perilous

Holden Karnofsky2 Sep 2022 17:13 UTC
410 points
56 comments7 min readEA link

As EA em­braces more av­enues for change, we must change our message

Jasper Meyer21 Nov 2022 6:10 UTC
9 points
4 comments10 min readEA link

Utili­tar­i­anism Meets Egalitarianism

Scott Garrabrant22 Nov 2022 4:06 UTC
24 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

“Alethe­ism” and “Om­nism” as al­ter­na­tives to “Altru­ism”

James_Banks23 Nov 2022 4:52 UTC
2 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

[Link] “Aver­age util­i­tar­i­anism im­plies solip­sis­tic ego­ism” (Tarsney 2020)

Milan_Griffes29 Apr 2020 20:54 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Vive la Différence? Struc­tural Diver­sity as a Challenge for Me­tanor­ma­tive Theories

G Gordon Worley III26 May 2020 0:45 UTC
17 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(philpapers.org)

The Value of a Life

So8res17 Feb 2015 17:33 UTC
29 points
10 comments10 min readEA link

[Question] Why al­tru­ism at all?

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

Book Re­view: Deon­tol­ogy by Jeremy Bentham

ketchupduck12 Aug 2020 13:45 UTC
47 points
10 comments17 min readEA link

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

Jorgen_Ljones12 Aug 2020 15:06 UTC
29 points
3 comments5 min readEA link

Meta-Prefer­ence Utilitarianism

Bob Jacobs5 Feb 2020 19:14 UTC
10 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Non-Con­se­quen­tial­ist Con­sid­er­a­tions For Cause-Pri­oritza­tion Part 1

Parker_Whitfill28 Nov 2018 22:22 UTC
14 points
2 comments15 min readEA link

New book: Mo­ral Uncer­tainty by MacAskill, Ord & Bykvist

frankieaw10 Sep 2020 16:22 UTC
85 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

New 3-hour pod­cast with An­ders Sand­berg about Grand Futures

Gus Docker6 Oct 2020 10:47 UTC
21 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Timeline Utilitarianism

Bob Jacobs9 Oct 2020 20:12 UTC
15 points
12 comments2 min readEA link

some con­cerns with clas­si­cal utilitarianism

nil14 Nov 2020 9:29 UTC
31 points
17 comments19 min readEA link

3-hour pod­cast about the meta-ethics of util­i­tar­i­anism and much else with philoso­pher Tor­b­jörn Tännsjö

Gus Docker24 Nov 2020 17:25 UTC
18 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

In­com­pat­i­bil­ity of moral re­al­ism and time discounting

wuschel12 Dec 2020 18:47 UTC
16 points
6 comments8 min readEA link

Whole­hearted choices and “moral­ity as taxes”

Joe_Carlsmith21 Dec 2020 19:35 UTC
63 points
7 comments4 min readEA link

What I be­lieve, part 1: Utili­tar­i­anism | Sunyshore

BrownHairedEevee10 Jan 2021 17:58 UTC
10 points
1 comment5 min readEA link
(sunyshore.substack.com)

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

Bob Ja­cobs’s Shortform

Bob Jacobs13 Feb 2021 19:35 UTC
3 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Ex­pe­ri­en­tial­ist The­o­ries of Well-Being

andzuck19 Feb 2021 20:26 UTC
34 points
0 comments12 min readEA link

What con­se­quences?

Milan_Griffes23 Nov 2017 18:27 UTC
29 points
22 comments8 min readEA link

“Just take the ex­pected value” – a pos­si­ble re­ply to con­cerns about cluelessness

Milan_Griffes21 Dec 2017 19:37 UTC
14 points
31 comments3 min readEA link

How tractable is clue­less­ness?

Milan_Griffes29 Dec 2017 18:52 UTC
16 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Do­ing good while clueless

Milan_Griffes15 Feb 2018 5:04 UTC
46 points
8 comments6 min readEA link

[3-hour pod­cast] Michael Hue­mer on episte­mol­ogy, metaethics, EA, util­i­tar­i­anism and in­finite ethics

Gus Docker27 Mar 2021 9:04 UTC
30 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Spears & Bu­dolf­son, ‘Repug­nant con­clu­sions’

Pablo4 Apr 2021 16:09 UTC
60 points
15 comments1 min readEA link
(doi.org)

We should choose be­tween moral the­o­ries based on the scale of the problem

Jakob_J4 Nov 2019 14:34 UTC
28 points
13 comments2 min readEA link

Ar­gu­ments for moral indefinability

richard_ngo8 Feb 2019 11:09 UTC
33 points
8 comments7 min readEA link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Philo­soph­i­cal Cri­tiques of Effec­tive Altru­ism by Prof Jeff McMahan

Robert_Wiblin3 May 2016 21:05 UTC
48 points
9 comments12 min readEA link

Hay­den Wilk­in­son: Do­ing good in an in­finite, chaotic world

EA Global18 Feb 2020 23:29 UTC
33 points
1 comment16 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

[Question] Does any thor­ough dis­cus­sion of moral par­li­a­ments ex­ist?

richard_ngo6 Sep 2019 15:33 UTC
36 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

The de­spair of nor­ma­tive re­al­ism bot

Joe_Carlsmith3 Jan 2021 22:59 UTC
37 points
3 comments18 min readEA link

A pro­posed ad­just­ment to the as­tro­nom­i­cal waste argument

Nick_Beckstead27 May 2013 4:00 UTC
43 points
1 comment12 min readEA link

A rel­a­tively athe­o­ret­i­cal per­spec­tive on as­tro­nom­i­cal waste

Nick_Beckstead6 Aug 2014 0:55 UTC
9 points
8 comments8 min readEA link

Risky Giving

Tom_Ash13 Jan 2015 15:54 UTC
5 points
4 comments7 min readEA link

An in­ner de­bate on risk aver­sion and sys­temic change

AndrewDoris2 Feb 2021 22:31 UTC
17 points
6 comments9 min readEA link

[Question] How do most util­i­tar­i­ans feel about “re­place­ment” thought ex­per­i­ments?

richard_ngo6 Sep 2019 11:14 UTC
20 points
39 comments1 min readEA link

Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities: A Prob­lem for Long-Ter­mism?

kokotajlod8 Nov 2018 10:09 UTC
24 points
17 comments7 min readEA link

Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities: De­fus­ing the Ini­tial Worry and Steel­man­ning the Problem

kokotajlod10 Nov 2018 9:12 UTC
28 points
10 comments8 min readEA link

Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities: Solutions

kokotajlod14 Nov 2018 16:04 UTC
20 points
5 comments6 min readEA link

Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities: Con­clud­ing Arguments

kokotajlod15 Nov 2018 21:47 UTC
26 points
5 comments10 min readEA link

Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities of Vast Utilities: Bibliog­ra­phy and Appendix

kokotajlod20 Nov 2018 17:34 UTC
10 points
0 comments25 min readEA link

Prob­lems of evil

Joe_Carlsmith19 Apr 2021 8:05 UTC
27 points
3 comments18 min readEA link

Ben Grodeck: Co­op­er­at­ing with fu­ture gen­er­a­tions — an ex­per­i­men­tal investigation

EA Global21 Feb 2020 15:28 UTC
16 points
0 comments13 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Ajeya Co­tra: Im­ple­ment­ing cause pri­ori­ti­sa­tion at Open Philanthropy

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

End-Re­la­tional The­ory of Meta-ethics: A Dialogue

Peter Wildeford28 Jun 2016 20:11 UTC
16 points
6 comments16 min readEA link

Even non-the­ists should act as if the­ism is true

slicedonions8 Nov 2018 23:26 UTC
12 points
37 comments5 min readEA link

Five Books of Peter Singer which Changed My Life

Xing Shi Cai4 May 2021 8:07 UTC
23 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

May 5th Event: Democ­racy, Altru­ism, & the Ethics of Transna­tional Aid

Mahendra Prasad5 May 2021 5:33 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Mo­ral anti-re­al­ists don’t have to bite bullets

Lila27 Dec 2015 16:48 UTC
7 points
9 comments2 min readEA link

Some solu­tions to util­i­tar­ian problems

Stijn14 Jul 2019 10:04 UTC
4 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

The Im­pos­si­bil­ity of a Satis­fac­tory Pop­u­la­tion Prospect Axiology

EJT12 May 2021 15:35 UTC
36 points
12 comments1 min readEA link
(link.springer.com)

Sav­ing Aver­age Utili­tar­i­anism from Tarsney - Self-Indi­ca­tion As­sump­tion can­cels solip­sis­tic swamp­ing.

wuschel16 May 2021 13:47 UTC
9 points
12 comments5 min readEA link

Con­struc­tive Crit­i­cism of Mo­ral Uncer­tainty (book)

mariushobbhahn4 Jun 2021 6:04 UTC
28 points
3 comments5 min readEA link

Does Mo­ral Philos­o­phy Drive Mo­ral Progress?

AppliedDivinityStudies2 Jul 2021 21:22 UTC
38 points
4 comments4 min readEA link

Les­sons from Strangers Drown­ing by Larissa MacFarquhar

Xing Shi Cai9 Jul 2021 19:35 UTC
11 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

The Fu­ture of Hu­man­ity & The Meth­ods of Ethics: A dis­cus­sion of Bostrom, Sidg­wick and Scheffler (Thurs­day 22 July, 6:30pm UK)

peterhartree18 Jul 2021 18:58 UTC
23 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

The need for con­ver­gence on an eth­i­cal theory

MichaelDello19 Sep 2016 6:40 UTC
5 points
15 comments3 min readEA link

Sur­vey-Pro­posal: Cause-Area Switching

rodeo_flagellum6 Aug 2021 2:23 UTC
18 points
1 comment9 min readEA link

(Video) Why Ve­gans Are So Annoying

President Red6 Sep 2021 4:11 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Link post] Sam Scheffler: Con­ser­vatism, Tem­po­ral Bias, and Fu­ture Generations

peterhartree19 Sep 2021 8:44 UTC
44 points
3 comments25 min readEA link

Mean­ing, medicine, and merit

Global Priorities Institute31 Aug 2019 13:42 UTC
3 points
0 comments3 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

The Good, The Bad, and The Noble Con­cep­tions of God: Un­der­stand­ing How Reli­gion Can Affect Un­der­stand­ings of Altruism

Mahendra Prasad24 Sep 2021 2:54 UTC
2 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

What Mo­ti­vates Uneth­i­cal Be­hav­ior and How Does that Affect our Altru­is­tic Re­sponse?

Mahendra Prasad24 Sep 2021 3:01 UTC
1 point
6 comments1 min readEA link

WEIRD morality

imperfectscout7 Nov 2021 5:41 UTC
6 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Why Save The Drown­ing Child: Ethics Vs Theory

Raymond D16 Nov 2021 19:06 UTC
2 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

A Gen­tle In­tro­duc­tion to Long-Term Thinking

Jack Cunningham8 Dec 2021 3:21 UTC
5 points
1 comment11 min readEA link

Ar­gu­ing for util­i­tar­i­anism

Omnizoid14 Dec 2021 19:31 UTC
3 points
2 comments65 min readEA link

Mo­ral­ity and con­strained max­i­miza­tion, part 2

Joe_Carlsmith12 Jan 2022 1:49 UTC
9 points
0 comments25 min readEA link

Mo­ral­ity and con­strained max­i­miza­tion, part 1

Joe_Carlsmith22 Dec 2021 8:53 UTC
13 points
0 comments11 min readEA link

New Publi­ca­tion: Effec­tive Altru­ism and Reli­gion

dominicroser25 Jan 2022 9:22 UTC
74 points
8 comments1 min readEA link

Mo­ral Uncer­tainty and Mo­ral Real­ism Are in Tension

Lukas_Gloor25 Jan 2022 11:07 UTC
39 points
4 comments12 min readEA link

Up­date on GPI’s ac­tivi­ties and plans for 2022

Global Priorities Institute28 Jan 2022 15:39 UTC
36 points
5 comments12 min readEA link

The Life-Goals Frame­work: How I Rea­son About Mo­ral­ity as an Anti-Realist

Lukas_Gloor3 Feb 2022 11:40 UTC
45 points
18 comments34 min readEA link

Doubts about Track Record Ar­gu­ments for Utilitarianism

Erich_Grunewald12 Feb 2022 9:49 UTC
97 points
16 comments11 min readEA link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

On ex­pected util­ity, part 2: Why it can be OK to pre­dictably lose

Joe_Carlsmith18 Mar 2022 8:28 UTC
7 points
2 comments16 min readEA link

[Question] What is agency?

Vynn27 Mar 2022 19:28 UTC
0 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Prac­ti­cal ethics re­quires meta­phys­i­cal Free Will

Ansgar Kamratowski7 Apr 2022 14:47 UTC
4 points
0 comments13 min readEA link

[Question] What makes a state­ment a nor­ma­tive state­ment?

Vynn19 Apr 2022 8:41 UTC
2 points
17 comments1 min readEA link

Sum­mary: The Im­por­tance of End-of-Life Welfare | Brown­ing & Veit

Vasco Grilo22 Apr 2022 10:19 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Th­e­sis Sum­mary and Open Ques­tions: Nor­ma­tive Uncer­tainty and In­for­ma­tion Value

rileyharris27 Apr 2022 8:46 UTC
28 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

Paper sum­mary: The case for strong longter­mism (Hilary Greaves and William MacAskill)

Global Priorities Institute29 Apr 2022 15:52 UTC
43 points
27 comments5 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

Paper sum­mary: Mo­ral de­mands and the far fu­ture (An­dreas Mo­gensen)

Global Priorities Institute29 Apr 2022 15:54 UTC
21 points
1 comment5 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

Why do you care?

anonymous18 May 2022 10:44 UTC
12 points
7 comments4 min readEA link

New sub­stack on util­i­tar­ian ethics: Good Thoughts

Richard Y Chappell9 May 2022 16:00 UTC
50 points
9 comments1 min readEA link
(rychappell.substack.com)

My Morality

Matt Goldwater15 May 2022 16:35 UTC
11 points
1 comment3 min readEA link

A Prob­lem with Motivation

James Aitchison25 May 2022 8:35 UTC
9 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Care-Full With Our Next Gen­er­a­tion!

DavidXYu31 May 2022 1:12 UTC
8 points
2 comments4 min readEA link

How to dis­solve moral clue­less­ness about donat­ing mosquito nets

ben.smith8 Jun 2022 7:12 UTC
25 points
8 comments12 min readEA link

[Question] How to ap­proach the dilemma be­tween the law of un­in­tended con­se­quences and the con­se­quences of non­ac­tion?

kristin.h20 Jun 2022 2:20 UTC
2 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Tran­script of a talk on The non-iden­tity prob­lem by Derek Parfit at EAGxOxford 2016

james20 Jun 2022 21:34 UTC
29 points
4 comments20 min readEA link

Marginal Cases, On Trial

Devin Kalish22 Jun 2022 20:06 UTC
15 points
0 comments21 min readEA link
(www.thinkingmuchbetter.com)

Mo­ral weights for var­i­ous species and distributions

Vasco Grilo3 Jul 2022 18:19 UTC
15 points
10 comments3 min readEA link

All moral de­ci­sions in life are on a heavy-tailed distribution

Max Görlitz4 Jul 2022 17:09 UTC
41 points
6 comments2 min readEA link

[4] Rea­sons and Per­sons: Part Three, Per­sonal Iden­tity (Parfit, 1984)

Will Aldred4 Jul 2022 17:18 UTC
22 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(oxford.universitypressscholarship.com)

Punch­ing Utili­tar­i­ans in the Face

AppliedDivinityStudies13 Jul 2022 18:43 UTC
59 points
30 comments5 min readEA link

Mak­ing de­ci­sions us­ing mul­ti­ple worldviews

richard_ngo13 Jul 2022 19:15 UTC
39 points
0 comments11 min readEA link

Con­fused about “mak­ing peo­ple happy” vs. “mak­ing happy peo­ple”

tobiasleenaert16 Jul 2022 15:07 UTC
63 points
46 comments1 min readEA link

When Utili­tar­i­anism is Ac­tu­ally ✨Fun✨

Hmash16 Jul 2022 23:25 UTC
59 points
7 comments3 min readEA link

Mo­ral Weights of An­i­mals, Con­sid­er­ing View­point Uncertainty

rogersbacon117 Jul 2022 19:52 UTC
17 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.theseedsofscience.org)

A Para­dox for Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities and Enor­mous Values

Global Priorities Institute1 Jul 2021 7:00 UTC
5 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

Paper sum­mary: A Para­dox for Tiny Prob­a­bil­ities and Enor­mous Values (Nick Beck­stead and Teruji Thomas)

Global Priorities Institute21 Jul 2022 15:23 UTC
42 points
7 comments7 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

A “Solip­sis­tic” Repug­nant Conclusion

Ramiro21 Jul 2022 16:06 UTC
13 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

Rea­son is meant to serve the Will

Daniel Rau22 Jul 2022 7:23 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[3] The Sub­jec­tive Ex­pe­rience of Time: Welfare Im­pli­ca­tions (Schukraft, 2020)

Will Aldred21 Jul 2022 22:38 UTC
13 points
2 comments2 min readEA link
(static1.squarespace.com)

[Question] What are the ethics of eat­ing car­nivorous an­i­mals?

George Stiffman22 Jul 2022 18:14 UTC
21 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Effec­tive Altru­ism for Muslims

Ahmed Ghoor27 Jul 2022 16:54 UTC
234 points
18 comments5 min readEA link

Mo­ral strate­gies at differ­ent ca­pa­bil­ity levels

richard_ngo27 Jul 2022 20:20 UTC
14 points
1 comment5 min readEA link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Be­ware eth­i­cal sys­tems with­out re­pug­nant conclusions

Ezra Newman2 Aug 2022 16:47 UTC
12 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Longter­mism, risk, and extinction

Richard Pettigrew4 Aug 2022 15:25 UTC
55 points
12 comments41 min readEA link

Why I Hope (Cer­tain) He­donic Utili­tar­i­ans Don’t Con­trol the Long-term Future

Jared_Riggs8 Aug 2022 0:57 UTC
20 points
5 comments14 min readEA link

Reflec­tive Equil­ibria and the Hunt for a For­mal­ized Pragmatism

BenjaminCaulfield13 Aug 2022 9:12 UTC
3 points
1 comment13 min readEA link

The stan­dard per­son-af­fect­ing view doesn’t solve the Repug­nant Con­clu­sion.

RedStateBlueState23 Aug 2022 19:58 UTC
16 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

New Guest Es­says on He­donism [Utili­tar­i­anism.net]

Richard Y Chappell26 Aug 2022 0:36 UTC
39 points
5 comments1 min readEA link
(www.utilitarianism.net)

Bit­ing the Bul­let on Pas­cal’s Mugging

Matthew Barber28 Aug 2022 15:30 UTC
5 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

Does this solve Pas­cal’s Mug­gings?

Sanjay28 Aug 2022 14:44 UTC
15 points
26 comments4 min readEA link

The rea­son­able­ness of spe­cial concerns

jwt29 Aug 2022 0:10 UTC
3 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

A cri­tique of strong longtermism

Pablo Rosado28 Aug 2022 19:33 UTC
7 points
11 comments14 min readEA link

[Linkpost] Can lab-grown brains be­come con­scious?

Jack R28 Aug 2022 17:44 UTC
12 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

We are still in triage

JulianHazell30 Aug 2022 13:59 UTC
35 points
2 comments3 min readEA link
(hazell.substack.com)

Toby Ord’s The Scourge, Reviewed

ColdButtonIssues30 Aug 2022 21:01 UTC
50 points
25 comments4 min readEA link

My favourite Holden Karnofsky es­says (pre Cold Takes)

DMMF31 Aug 2022 16:01 UTC
15 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

A dilemma for Max­i­mize Ex­pected Choice­wor­thi­ness (MEC)

Calvin_Baker1 Sep 2022 14:46 UTC
24 points
7 comments9 min readEA link

The Long Reflec­tion as the Great Stag­na­tion

Larks1 Sep 2022 20:55 UTC
32 points
1 comment8 min readEA link

A Case Against Strong Longtermism

A. Wolff2 Sep 2022 16:40 UTC
9 points
4 comments39 min readEA link

But what are *your* core val­ues?

Eleni_A3 Sep 2022 13:51 UTC
15 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Some thoughts on Karnofsky’s max­imi­sa­tion cri­tique and clas­si­cal philos­o­phy themes on moderation

Enginar3 Sep 2022 8:32 UTC
6 points
2 comments5 min readEA link

Two Types of Aver­age Utilitarianism

RedStateBlueState4 Sep 2022 17:15 UTC
12 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

Valu­ing lives in­stru­men­tally leads to un­com­fortable conclusions

Karthik Tadepalli4 Sep 2022 21:32 UTC
10 points
16 comments1 min readEA link

The dis­count rate effec­tively de­ter­mines whether long- or near-ter­mism is the best use of philan­thropic resources

Froolow6 Sep 2022 14:52 UTC
11 points
8 comments4 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing a Philos­o­phy Fel­low­ship for AI Safety

Anders_Edson7 Sep 2022 8:28 UTC
83 points
13 comments2 min readEA link

It’s (not) how you use it

Eleni_A7 Sep 2022 13:28 UTC
6 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Bernard Willi­ams: Ethics and the limits of impartiality

peterhartree7 Sep 2022 11:26 UTC
4 points
8 comments6 min readEA link
(notes.pjh.is)

Aver­sion to Hap­piness Across Cul­tures: A Re­view of Where and Why Peo­ple are Averse to Happiness

timfarkas11 Sep 2022 1:11 UTC
34 points
1 comment2 min readEA link
(link.springer.com)

Find out how util­i­tar­ian you are—a mega thread of philos­o­phy polls

spencerg10 Sep 2022 14:01 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(twitter.com)

[Question] Are there im­por­tant things that aren’t quan­tifi­able?

Joseph Lemien12 Sep 2022 11:49 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

EA & LW Fo­rums Weekly Sum­mary (5 − 11 Sep 22’)

Zoe Williams12 Sep 2022 23:21 UTC
36 points
0 comments14 min readEA link

Thread on LT/​ut’s prefer­ence for billions of im­mi­nent deaths

Peter_Layman14 Sep 2022 15:44 UTC
−16 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(twitter.com)

Path­ways to vic­tory: How can we end an­i­mal agri­cul­ture?

Animal Ask14 Sep 2022 15:33 UTC
78 points
6 comments62 min readEA link

Key take­aways from Famine, Affluence, and Morality

2ndRichter14 Sep 2022 21:02 UTC
25 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

‘Do­ing good bet­ter—moral philos­o­phy and Effec­tive Altru­ism’ course syl­labus.

Tom Bry-Chevalier15 Sep 2022 10:59 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Mo­ral Cat­e­gories and Consequentialism

Peter Porcino15 Sep 2022 17:37 UTC
3 points
2 comments2 min readEA link

Effec­tive vs Altruism

Liat Zvi16 Sep 2022 9:37 UTC
2 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

“Do­ing Good Best” isn’t the EA ideal

Davidmanheim16 Sep 2022 12:06 UTC
120 points
17 comments6 min readEA link

Para­dox of Hedonism

Lorenzo Buscicchi18 Sep 2022 11:46 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(iep.utm.edu)

Robert Noz­ick’s Me­ta­verse Machine

Lorenzo Buscicchi18 Sep 2022 11:42 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(philosophynow.org)

What is your con­fi­dence in the premises of the Repug­nant Con­clu­sion?

Vasco Grilo20 Sep 2022 16:30 UTC
16 points
8 comments3 min readEA link

Just Look At The Thing! – How The Science of Con­scious­ness In­forms Ethics

algekalipso23 Sep 2022 6:20 UTC
73 points
3 comments9 min readEA link

Pop­u­la­tion Ethics Meets Ge­netic Enhancement

Parrhesia27 Sep 2022 3:33 UTC
1 point
4 comments8 min readEA link

Linkpost for var­i­ous re­cent es­says on suffer­ing-fo­cused ethics, pri­ori­ties, and more

Magnus Vinding28 Sep 2022 8:58 UTC
82 points
0 comments5 min readEA link
(centerforreducingsuffering.org)

Will Values and Com­pe­ti­tion De­cou­ple?

interstice28 Sep 2022 16:32 UTC
6 points
0 comments17 min readEA link

Heuris­tics for mak­ing the­o­ret­i­cal progress (in philos­o­phy) from Alan Ha­jek (ANU)

aaron_mai29 Sep 2022 11:24 UTC
9 points
0 comments3 min readEA link
(citeseerx.ist.psu.edu)

Four Quotes on Prefer­ence Utilitarianism

Maximilian Schlederer6 Oct 2022 7:06 UTC
24 points
14 comments1 min readEA link

Other-cen­tered ethics and Harsanyi’s Ag­gre­ga­tion Theorem

Holden Karnofsky2 Feb 2022 3:21 UTC
51 points
11 comments70 min readEA link

Get­ting on a differ­ent train: can Effec­tive Altru­ism avoid col­laps­ing into ab­sur­dity?

Peter McLaughlin7 Oct 2022 10:52 UTC
167 points
61 comments18 min readEA link

Par­tial Ag­gre­ga­tion’s Utility Monster

Devin Kalish7 Oct 2022 16:22 UTC
16 points
0 comments16 min readEA link
(www.thinkingmuchbetter.com)

Ques­tions about and Ob­jec­tions to ‘Shar­ing the World with Digi­tal Minds’ (2020)

Dr. David Mathers7 Oct 2022 13:36 UTC
34 points
3 comments7 min readEA link

Sum­mary of ‘Shar­ing the World With Digi­tal Minds’ by Carl Shul­man and Nick Bostrom

Dr. David Mathers7 Oct 2022 13:36 UTC
33 points
1 comment8 min readEA link

Don’t leave your finger­prints on the future

So8res8 Oct 2022 0:35 UTC
86 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Bud­dha Was An Effec­tive Altruist

maximizealtruism7 Oct 2022 23:28 UTC
7 points
6 comments6 min readEA link

What We Owe the Fu­ture, Chap­ter 1

William_MacAskill16 Aug 2022 18:31 UTC
12 points
0 comments18 min readEA link
(drive.google.com)

Paper sum­mary: The Epistemic Challenge to Longter­mism (Chris­tian Tarsney)

Global Priorities Institute11 Oct 2022 11:29 UTC
37 points
5 comments4 min readEA link
(globalprioritiesinstitute.org)

Parfit + Singer + Aliens = ?

Maxwell Tabarrok12 Oct 2022 15:50 UTC
83 points
23 comments6 min readEA link
(maximumprogress.substack.com)

Is there more to life than sur­vival and in­come?

brb24313 Oct 2022 21:56 UTC
14 points
7 comments5 min readEA link

What Peter Singer Got Wrong (And Where Give Well Could Im­prove)

LiaH14 Oct 2022 16:15 UTC
4 points
3 comments6 min readEA link

‘Digi­tal peo­ple’ prob­a­bly ex­pe­rience noth­ing: con­scious­ness is analog

marcusarvan14 Oct 2022 14:52 UTC
13 points
15 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] If you could 2x the num­ber of fu­ture hu­mans by re­duc­ing the QALYs per per­son by half, would you choose to do it? Why or why not?

Parmest Roy14 Oct 2022 14:06 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

As­sis­tant-pro­fes­sor-ranked AI ethics philoso­pher job op­por­tu­nity at Can­ter­bury Univer­sity, New Zealand

ben.smith16 Oct 2022 17:56 UTC
27 points
0 comments1 min readEA link
(www.linkedin.com)

Sign of qual­ity of life in GiveWell’s analyses

brb24316 Oct 2022 14:54 UTC
57 points
19 comments3 min readEA link

Alien Counterfactuals

Charlie_Guthmann17 Oct 2022 17:33 UTC
17 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

For­mal­iz­ing Ex­tinc­tion Risk Re­duc­tion vs. Longtermism

Charlie_Guthmann17 Oct 2022 15:37 UTC
12 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Fermi Para­dox and The St. Peters­burg Paradox

Parrhesia18 Oct 2022 0:51 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Min­i­mal­ist ex­tended very re­pug­nant con­clu­sions are the least repugnant

Teo Ajantaival24 Oct 2022 9:46 UTC
66 points
0 comments18 min readEA link

Les­sons from ‘Famine, Affluence, and Mo­ral­ity’ and its re­flec­tion on to­day.

Maynk0227 Oct 2022 16:47 UTC
10 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

How of­ten does One Per­son suc­ceed?

Maynk0228 Oct 2022 19:32 UTC
5 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

Pro­posal: PhilPapers Sur­vey for EA Community

Charlie_Guthmann29 Oct 2022 23:04 UTC
13 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

A pro­posed hi­er­ar­chy of longter­mist concepts

Arepo30 Oct 2022 16:26 UTC
33 points
13 comments4 min readEA link

Longter­mist ter­minol­ogy has bi­as­ing assumptions

Arepo30 Oct 2022 16:26 UTC
58 points
13 comments7 min readEA link

Ad­ding Nuance to the Small An­i­mal Re­place­ment Prob­lem: Mo­ral Cir­cle Expansion

Steven Rouk28 Oct 2022 19:27 UTC
34 points
1 comment10 min readEA link

Hard Prob­lems in GiveWell’s Mo­ral Weights Approach

Tanae1 Nov 2022 4:51 UTC
25 points
3 comments9 min readEA link

WFW?: Op­por­tu­nity and The­ory of Impact

DavidCorfield2 Nov 2022 0:45 UTC
2 points
5 comments14 min readEA link
(www.whatfuture.world)

Differ­ence, Pro­jec­tion, and Adaptation

YOG10 Nov 2022 10:46 UTC
0 points
0 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] De­ci­sion mak­ing un­der model am­bi­guity, moral un­cer­tainty, and other agents with free will?

Jobst Heitzig (vodle.it)2 Nov 2022 12:52 UTC
15 points
1 comment8 min readEA link

Mind is uncountable

Filip Sondej2 Nov 2022 11:53 UTC
24 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

Some non-util­i­tar­ian readings

banon5 Nov 2022 20:52 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

Is it eth­i­cal to ex­pand nu­clear en­ergy use?

simonfriederich5 Nov 2022 10:38 UTC
11 points
5 comments3 min readEA link

A Con­sti­tu­tion For The Future

Miguel6 Nov 2022 2:04 UTC
1 point
48 comments2 min readEA link
(www.whitehatstoic.com)

Jane English on Rawls and du­ties to fu­ture generations

William D'Alessandro6 Nov 2022 14:25 UTC
12 points
3 comments6 min readEA link

His­tor­i­cal ex­pe­rience and links to sub­jec­tive happiness

Arno6 Nov 2022 19:05 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Yes, ly­ing has bad con­se­quences.

strawberry calm11 Nov 2022 5:27 UTC
3 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

We must be very clear: fraud in the ser­vice of effec­tive al­tru­ism is unacceptable

evhub10 Nov 2022 23:31 UTC
734 points
90 comments3 min readEA link

In (Praise?) of Ineffec­tive Altuism

Edward Farrelly10 Nov 2022 9:47 UTC
−7 points
6 comments6 min readEA link

The­o­ries of Welfare and Welfare Range Estimates

Bob Fischer14 Nov 2022 13:52 UTC
75 points
13 comments9 min readEA link

[Question] Un­der what con­di­tions should FTX grantees vol­un­tar­ily re­turn their grants?

sawyer11 Nov 2022 16:52 UTC
52 points
39 comments1 min readEA link

ne­glect­ing un­cer­tainty: re­view of What We Owe the Future

idil cakmur11 Nov 2022 5:28 UTC
20 points
3 comments11 min readEA link
(byzeusmaybe.substack.com)

[Question] Know­ing the cost of SBF’s fraud, what size dona­tion to effec­tive causes would have made it eth­i­cal? $1B? $5B?

qiaochu_fan12 Nov 2022 10:48 UTC
−25 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

AI Align­ment X-Risk Anal­y­sis & Man­age­ment | William James Draft

William James12 Nov 2022 22:22 UTC
1 point
0 comments23 min readEA link

A New­comer’s Cri­tique of EA—Un­der­pri­ori­tiz­ing Sys­tems Change?

Sam Battis12 Nov 2022 23:04 UTC
26 points
10 comments8 min readEA link

In favour of com­pas­sion, and against band­wag­ons of outrage

Emrik13 Nov 2022 0:42 UTC
142 points
33 comments2 min readEA link

Re­spon­si­bil­ity and Re­form: Are we learn­ing the right les­sons from FTX?

hawkebia13 Nov 2022 14:48 UTC
0 points
3 comments4 min readEA link

In Defence of Tem­po­ral Dis­count­ing in Longter­mist Ethics

𝕮𝖎𝖓𝖊𝖗𝖆13 Nov 2022 21:30 UTC
17 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

X-risk Miti­ga­tion Does Ac­tu­ally Re­quire Longter­mism

𝕮𝖎𝖓𝖊𝖗𝖆13 Nov 2022 19:40 UTC
32 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Wrong les­sons from the FTX catastrophe

burner14 Nov 2022 0:39 UTC
269 points
20 comments4 min readEA link

Sor­ti­tion Model of Mo­ral Uncertainty

Bob Jacobs4 Oct 2020 20:58 UTC
25 points
5 comments2 min readEA link

The moral prob­lem of offsetting

Yatlas15 Nov 2022 20:02 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Deon­tol­ogy is not the solution

Peter McLaughlin16 Nov 2022 14:22 UTC
36 points
1 comment4 min readEA link

Where to draw the line of eth­i­cal­ity in the case of an­i­mal forced la­bor?

vmasarik16 Nov 2022 19:05 UTC
9 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

Stop Over­re­act­ing re: FTX /​ SBF

MattBall16 Nov 2022 23:40 UTC
49 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

EA is not based in Utili­tar­i­anism. Stop say­ing it is.

Bary Levi17 Nov 2022 18:17 UTC
1 point
2 comments1 min readEA link

Maybe Utili­tar­i­anism Is More Use­fully A The­ory For De­cid­ing Between Other Eth­i­cal Theories

Jordan Arel17 Nov 2022 17:31 UTC
6 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

The SBF Saga Is Not A Rea­son to Throw Out the Mo­ral Calculus

sampajanna20 Nov 2022 5:51 UTC
14 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Be­ware the “greater good”: FTX and Utilitarianism

angelica_white20 Nov 2022 5:51 UTC
−11 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Suc­cess Max­i­miza­tion: An Alter­na­tive to Ex­pected Utility The­ory and a Gen­er­al­iza­tion of Max­ipok to Mo­ral Uncertainty

Mahendra Prasad26 Nov 2022 1:53 UTC
13 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Sen­tience In­sti­tute 2022 End of Year Summary

MichaelDello25 Nov 2022 12:28 UTC
47 points
0 comments7 min readEA link
(www.sentienceinstitute.org)

Why Neu­ron Counts Shouldn’t Be Used as Prox­ies for Mo­ral Weight

Adam Shriver28 Nov 2022 12:07 UTC
231 points
30 comments9 min readEA link
(docs.google.com)

Con­se­quen­tial­ism as an ex­per­i­men­tal discipline

vandermude29 Nov 2022 6:07 UTC
9 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

Busi­ness ethics within the EA framework

Bloop30 Nov 2022 6:31 UTC
11 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Fu­ture peo­ple might not ex­ist

Indra30 Nov 2022 19:17 UTC
16 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

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

c.trout1 Dec 2022 4:21 UTC
5 points
28 comments15 min readEA link
(www.lesswrong.com)

Against meta-eth­i­cal hedonism

Joe_Carlsmith2 Dec 2022 0:19 UTC
20 points
2 comments35 min readEA link