Posts

Prefer the British Style of Quotation Mark Punctuation over the American 2021-09-11T13:37:22.704Z
Moral Golems Assume Uncertainty 2021-08-28T14:05:38.909Z
Interview with Olle Häggström: Reason, COVID-19 and Academic Freedom in Sweden 2021-08-21T15:08:07.216Z
Utilitarianism Expressed in Julia 2021-08-15T11:31:51.109Z
Scoring My AstraZeneca Predictions 2021-08-06T11:52:43.427Z
How Can One Tell What Is Beautiful? 2021-05-15T12:55:25.109Z
Interview with Christine M. Korsgaard: Animal Ethics, Kantianism, Utilitarianism 2021-05-08T11:44:39.521Z
Networks of Meaning 2021-04-17T07:30:16.012Z
Rediscovery, the Mind's Curare 2021-04-10T07:42:11.348Z
Moral Golems 2021-04-03T10:12:59.152Z
Can a Vegan Diet Be Healthy? A Literature Review 2021-03-12T12:47:50.590Z

Comments

Comment by Erich_Grunewald on Prefer the British Style of Quotation Mark Punctuation over the American · 2021-09-11T22:21:05.101Z · LW · GW

indeed, see the 5th footnote!

Comment by Erich_Grunewald on Moral Golems Assume Uncertainty · 2021-08-28T22:56:50.860Z · LW · GW

thanks for commenting. i haven't written about anything like that because my thoughts about it are rudimentary at best! i think you're correct that these speculations are premised on some sort of moral realism (if i understand you correctly). to be clear, i really don't know whether moral realism or anti-realism is more plausible. just from a very shallow knowledge of metaethics, i think something like constructivism seems most plausible to me, but i'm not sure about how that maps onto the realism/anti-realism question.

Comment by Erich_Grunewald on Interview with Christine M. Korsgaard: Animal Ethics, Kantianism, Utilitarianism · 2021-05-08T19:28:09.636Z · LW · GW

I know the author and the blog but didn't know the paper, thanks!

Comment by Erich_Grunewald on Why I Work on Ads · 2021-05-04T17:21:41.726Z · LW · GW

I didn’t mean to imply that advice is always given with consent. I just meant that it is so to a far larger degree than advertisement, and that that is an important difference.

Even when advice is unsolicited (your intervention example is a good one) it is usually done with the intention of doing something good for the recipient. I think advertisement is usually carried out with the intention to benefit the advertiser. Again, I’m not saying it’s always black and white. But I think there are pretty clear differences between these two activities on average.

Comment by Erich_Grunewald on Why I Work on Ads · 2021-05-04T07:52:13.981Z · LW · GW

I don’t think this is fair. Advice is usually given when requested. In fact, people often don’t like receiving unsolicited advice. I’m sure people would be fine with advertisement if it was opt-in.

Comment by Erich_Grunewald on Would robots care about Meaning and Relating? · 2021-04-26T09:09:30.292Z · LW · GW

I suppose I may as well take the opportunity to point people to my essay Networks of Meaning (or on my website) which covers some of the same ground, including connections with association and analogy. It may be a good complement to this post.

Comment by Erich_Grunewald on Moral Golems · 2021-04-04T15:46:48.410Z · LW · GW

Thanks for the suggestion; I wasn't aware of Robert Kegan or his work.

Comment by Erich_Grunewald on Covid 12/24: We’re F***ed, It’s Over · 2020-12-29T20:36:47.610Z · LW · GW

Deaths in Europe continue to run close to those in the United States, suggesting the Europeans are finding cases less often than we are, or have worse medical care or are worse at protecting vulnerable populations. 

 

Note that Europe & the EU both have significantly higher median ages than does the U.S. (~42 & 42.6 versus 38.1).