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Comment by ef_re on Announcing The Effective Altruism Forum · 2014-08-26T02:48:06.899Z · score: -5 (7 votes) · LW · GW

I hope the forum's participants end up discussing a well-balanced set of topics in EA, so that e.g. we don't end up with 10% of conversations being about AGI risk mitigation while 1% of conversations are about policy interventions.

I assume balance would imply 99% about AGI risk mitigation, and 0.001% about (non-AGI) policy interventions?

Comment by ef_re on Open thread, 11-17 August 2014 · 2014-08-22T23:46:07.504Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

If you mean Yvain's, while his stuff is in general excellent, I recommend learning about philosophical nomenclature from actual philosophers, not medics.

Comment by ef_re on Open thread, 11-17 August 2014 · 2014-08-16T18:35:30.580Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

That would normally be referred to as consequentialism, not utilitarianism.

Comment by ef_re on Open thread, 11-17 August 2014 · 2014-08-15T01:58:48.223Z · score: -1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

To the extent that lesswrong has an official ethical system, that system is definitely not utilitarianism.

Comment by ef_re on MIRI's 2014 Summer Matching Challenge · 2014-08-10T17:34:35.313Z · score: 10 (10 votes) · LW · GW

I donated!