References that treat human values as units of selection?
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Thank you! Carl Shulman's post still seems written from the some-values-are-just-better-than-others perspective that's troubling me, but your 2009 comment is very relevant. (Despite future-you having issues with it.)
The question "which values, if any, we should try to preserve" you wrote in that comment is, I think, the crux of my issue. I'm having trouble thinking about it, and questions like it, given my "you can't talk about what's right, only what wins" assumption. I can (try to) think about whether a paperclip maximizer or The Culture is more likely to overrun the galaxy, but I don't know how say that one scenario is "better", except from the perspective of my own values.