From: Matt Mahoney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 08 2008 - 20:57:33 MDT
--- Nick Tarleton <email@example.com> wrote:
> Utility is not just how good something feels, it's how good I
> rationally judge something to be; it seems like I currently rationally
> judge 2*N deaths (say) to be twice as bad as N deaths for all N, and I
> would choose to modify myself to actually *feel* that difference and
> eliminate scope insensitivity (
> http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/05/scope_insensiti.html ).
An ethical system of altruism toward individuals but not groups increases the
fitness of the tribe.
-- Matt Mahoney, firstname.lastname@example.org
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