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Less Wrong Posts

I regularly write articles for Less Wrong, a community devoted to improving human rationality. Here is a complete list of my posts there, listed chronologically and showing the number of community up-votes each has received.

  1. The Neglected Virtue of Scholarship (155)
  2. Back to the Basics of Rationality (78)
  3. The Best Textbooks on Every Subject (131)
  4. Statistical Prediction Rules Out-Perform Expert Human Judgments (61)
  5. Scientific Self-Help: The State of Our Knowledge (129)
  6. David Chalmers’ ‘The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis’ (30)
  7. The Urgent Meta-Ethics of Friendly Artificial Intelligence (35)
  8. How to Beat Procrastination (138)
  9. Secure Your Beliefs (37)
  10. Plant Seeds of Rationality (31)
  11. How to Be Happy (111)
  12. Less Wrong Rationality and Mainstream Philosophy (89)
  13. Costs and Benefits of Scholarship (35)
  14. The Neuroscience of Pleasure (32)
  15. Philosophy: A Diseased Discipline (71)
  16. The Good News of Situationist Psychology (46)
  17. The Neuroscience of Desire (50)
  18. How You Make Judgments: The Elephant and its Rider (40)
  19. Build Small Skills in the Right Order (74)
  20. No, Seriously. Just Try It. (35)
  21. Heading Toward: No-Nonsense Metaethics (35)
  22. Being Wrong about Your Own Subjective Experience (31)
  23. What is Metaethics? (25)
  24. On Being Okay with the Truth (29)
  25. Your Evolved Intuitions (15)
  26. Intuition and Unconscious Learning (30)
  27. The Power of Agency (38)
  28. When Intuitions Are Useful (12)
  29. Scholarship: How to Do It Efficiently (98)
  30. Conceptual Analysis and Moral Theory (56)
  31. How and Why to Granularize (59)
  32. Inferring Our Desires (30)
  33. Pluralistic Moral Reductionism (31)
  34. Not for the Sake of Pleasure Alone (34)
  35. Entangled with Reality: The Shoelace Example (18)
  36. Not for the Sake of Selfishness Alone (22)
  37. Optimal Philanthropy for Human Beings (31)
  38. Do Humans Want Things? (23)
  39. Remind Physicalists They’re Physicalists (15)
  40. Are Deontological Moral Judgments Rationalizations? (36)
  41. A Crash Course in the Neuroscience of Human Motivation (98)
  42. A History of Bayes’ Theorem (43)
  43. Is Rationality Teachable? (31)
  44. A Rationalist's Tale (71)
  45. The Cognitive Science of Rationality (71)
  46. The Optimizer's Curse and How to Beat It (38)
  47. Knowledge is Worth Paying For (40)
  48. Philosophy by Humans, 1: Concepts Don't Work That Way (54)
  49. Rationality Drugs (22)
  50. Rationality Lessons Learned from Irrational Adventures in Romance (45)
  51. Better Disagreement (57)
  52. Rhetoric for the Good (40)
  53. Great Explanations (22)
  54. Rational Romantic Relationships Part 1: Relationship Styles and Attraction Basics (47) (w/ Minda Myers and Hugh Ristik)
  55. Existential Risk (24)
  56. Philosophy by Humans, 2: Living Metaphorically (26)
  57. Hack Away at the Edges (39)
  58. So You Want to Save the World (39)
  59. What Curiosity Looks Like (26)
  60. Can the Chain Still Hold You? (83)
  61. Leveling Up in Rationality (27)
  62. The Human's Hidden Utility Function (Maybe) (42)
  63. My Algorithm for Beating Procrastination (67)
  64. Get Curious (48)
  65. How to Fix Science (42)
  66. The Power of Reinforcement (87)
  67. Reply to Holden on the Singularity Institute (42)
  68. An Intuitive Explanation of Solomonoff Induction (45) (w/ Alex Altair)
  69. Original Research on Less Wrong (21)
  70. How Can I Reduce Existential Risk from AI? (41)
  71. Overconfident Pessimism (25)
  72. Philosophy by Humans, 3: Intuitions Aren't Shared That Way (28)
  73. Philosophy Needs to Trust Your Rationality Even Though It Shouldn't (28)
  74. Train Philosophers with Pearl and Kahneman, not Plato and Kant (60)
  75. Decision Theory FAQ (46) (w/ crazy88)
  76. Fermi Estimates (46)
  77. Start Under the Streetlight, then Push into the Shadows (27)
  78. Four Focus Areas of Effective Altruism (33)
  79. Model Combination and Adjustment (40)
  80. How to Measure Anything (40)
  81. Is my view contrarian?

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