Mo­ral weight

TagLast edit: 30 Nov 2022 8:08 UTC by Janique

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).

Further reading

Fischer, Bob (2022) Moral Weight Project Sequence, Effective Altruism Forum, October 30.

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) Moral weight series, Effective Altruism Forum, October 19.

Related entries

axiology | moral circle expansion | sentience

Differ­ences in the In­ten­sity of Valenced Ex­pe­rience across Species

Jason Schukraft30 Oct 2020 1:13 UTC
90 points
42 comments52 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

Com­par­i­sons of Ca­pac­ity for Welfare and Mo­ral Sta­tus Across Species

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

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

Adam Shriver28 Nov 2022 12:07 UTC
240 points
31 comments9 min readEA link

The Sub­jec­tive Ex­pe­rience of Time: Welfare Implications

Jason Schukraft27 Jul 2020 13:24 UTC
94 points
21 comments49 min readEA link

Re­search Sum­mary: The In­ten­sity of Valenced Ex­pe­rience across Species

Jason Schukraft11 Nov 2020 17:26 UTC
54 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

New re­search on moral weights

GiveWell4 Dec 2019 11:57 UTC
41 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

Mo­ral weights for var­i­ous species and distributions

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

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

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

MichaelPlant3 Aug 2020 16:17 UTC
97 points
8 comments35 min readEA link

Com­ments on “Us­ing Sub­jec­tive Well-Be­ing to Es­ti­mate the Mo­ral Weights of Avert­ing Deaths and Re­duc­ing Poverty”

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

An In­tro­duc­tion to the Mo­ral Weight Project

Bob Fischer31 Oct 2022 9:13 UTC
154 points
6 comments10 min readEA link

Re­search Sum­mary: The Sub­jec­tive Ex­pe­rience of Time

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

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

Jason Schukraft3 Aug 2020 13:30 UTC
59 points
20 comments26 min readEA link

Mo­ral cir­cles: De­grees, di­men­sions, visuals

MichaelA24 Jul 2020 4:04 UTC
85 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 comments2 min readEA link

It takes 5 lay­ers and 1000 ar­tifi­cial neu­rons to simu­late a sin­gle biolog­i­cal neu­ron [Link]

MichaelStJules7 Sep 2021 21:53 UTC
44 points
17 comments2 min readEA link

[Question] Why might one value an­i­mals far less than hu­mans?

IsabelHasse8 Jun 2020 1:54 UTC
27 points
14 comments1 min readEA link

Tech­ni­cal Up­dates to Our Global Health and Wel­lbe­ing Cause Pri­ori­ti­za­tion Framework

Alexander_Berger20 Nov 2021 13:03 UTC
76 points
2 comments27 min readEA link

Mo­ral Weights of An­i­mals, Con­sid­er­ing View­point Uncertainty

rogersbacon117 Jul 2022 19:52 UTC
17 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

De­sire the­o­ries of welfare and non­hu­man animals

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

Mea­sur­ing Good Better

MichaelPlant14 Oct 2022 13:36 UTC
220 points
18 comments15 min readEA link

What Is the To­tal Global Ca­pa­bil­ity for Suffer­ing and Joy? A Call for a Col­lab­o­ra­tive EA Project

alamo 291426 Nov 2022 12:42 UTC
6 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

The death­print of re­plac­ing beef by chicken and in­sect meat

Stijn30 Nov 2022 7:51 UTC
57 points
13 comments10 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

New book: Mo­ral Uncer­tainty by MacAskill, Ord & Bykvist

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

Is Suffer­ing Con­vex?

Davidmanheim21 Oct 2018 11:44 UTC
14 points
16 comments3 min readEA 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
50 points
1 comment24 min readEA link

Min­i­mal­ist ax­iolo­gies and pos­i­tive lives

Teo Ajantaival13 Nov 2021 10:57 UTC
51 points
13 comments26 min readEA link

Notes from “Cog­ni­tion, welfare, and the prob­lem of in­ter­species com­par­i­sons”

BarryGrimes16 Nov 2021 9:17 UTC
29 points
0 comments11 min readEA link

Do sour grapes ap­ply to moral­ity?

Nikola16 Dec 2021 18:00 UTC
21 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Weighted wellbe­ing pop­u­la­tion theory

brb2433 Nov 2021 3:01 UTC
2 points
2 comments6 min readEA link

Mo­ral Weights of Six An­i­mals, Con­sid­er­ing View­point Uncer­tainty—Seeds of Science call for reviewers

rogersbacon126 May 2022 13:28 UTC
23 points
5 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

What might decor­ti­cate rats tell us about the dis­tri­bu­tion of con­scious­ness?

Derek Shiller20 Jul 2022 12:00 UTC
31 points
12 comments10 min readEA link

(p-)Zom­bie Uni­verse: an­other X-risk

tobytrem28 Jul 2022 21:34 UTC
19 points
5 comments4 min readEA link

Re­search sum­mary: brain cell counts in Black Soldier Flies (Her­me­tia illu­cens; Diptera: Stra­tiomy­i­dae)

Rethink Priorities15 Aug 2022 23:44 UTC
66 points
2 comments14 min readEA link

Sym­pa­thec­tomies—The New Lobotomy

handoftheenemy27 Aug 2022 8:28 UTC
22 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

A cri­tique of strong longtermism

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

Value of Life: VSL Es­ti­mates vs Com­mu­nity Per­spec­tive Evaluations

Joel Tan (CEARCH)6 Sep 2022 14:35 UTC
49 points
4 comments4 min readEA link

Is there more to life than sur­vival and in­come?

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

Hard Prob­lems in GiveWell’s Mo­ral Weights Approach

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

A new place to dis­cuss cog­ni­tive sci­ence, ethics and hu­man alignment

Daniel_Friedrich4 Nov 2022 14:34 UTC
9 points
1 comment2 min readEA link

[Question] Is im­prov­ing the welfare of arthro­pods and ne­ma­todes un­der­rated?

Vasco Grilo8 Nov 2022 10:26 UTC
35 points
10 comments1 min readEA link