The Repugnant Conclusion

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This is a line of thinking that seems to be operating in the background during a lot of discussions in effective altruism circles. Is it persuasive? If not, what is missing?

5-minute Explanation from Julia Galef
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqBl50TREHU
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/repugnant-conclusion/
Somewhat related slatestarcodex take:
https://slatestarcodex.com/2015/03/04/a-series-of-unprincipled-exceptions/

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