Yvain's most important articles

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Important

 

Meditations on Moloch: An explanation of co-ordination problems within our society

 

Weak Men are Superweapons (supplement - feminists will like this one less)

 

The Virtue of Silence - silence is a hard virtue

 

You Kant Dismiss Universalizability - Kant is about not proposing rules that would be self-defeating

 

The Spirit of the First Amendment

 

Red Plenty - Why communism failed

 

All in all, another brick in the motte - Motte-and-bailey doctrine

 

Intellectual Hipsters and Meta-Contrarianism

 

Burdens - society owes people an existence

 

Reactionary Philosophy in an Enormous, Planet-sized Nutshell

 

Anti-reactionary FAQ

 

Right is the new Left

 

Archipelago and Atomic Communitarianism - different countries based on different principles

 

Parable of the talents - nature vs. nurture

 

Why I defend scoundrels

 

Nobody is perfect, Everything is Commensurable

 

The categories were made for man, not man for the categories - hairdryer incident

 

Non-conformism

 

Toxoplasma of rage - why the most divisive issues will always spread

 

Towards a theory of drama, Further towards a theory of drama

 

All debates are bravery debates

 

I can tolerate anything except the outgroup - what tolerance really mean

 

Who by very slow decay - Euthanasia

 

Non-libertarian FAQ

 

Consequentialism FAQ

 

Efficient Charity: Do Unto Others

 

Eight Short Studies on Excuses

 

Generalising from one example

 

Game theory as a dark art

 

What is signaling really?

 

Book review: Chronicles of wasted time

 

The biodeterminists guide to parenting

 

Social Justice General

 

Offense versus harm minimisation

 

Fearful Symmetry - Politicization, Micro-aggressions, Hyperviligance

 

In favor of niceness, community and civilisation - Importance of the social contract

 

Radicalizing the romanceless - Complaints about "Nice Guys"

 

Living by the sword - whales and cancer

 

Social justice for the highly-demanding of rigour

 

Meditations on Privilege 1 - India (Meditation 2 - follow up)

 

Meditation 3 - Creepiness

 

Meditation 5 - True love and creepiness

 

Meditation 8 on Superweapons and Bingo

 

Triggers

 

I believe the correct term is "straw individual"

 

Five case studies on politicization

 

Social Justice Careful

 

Why I defend scoundrels part 2

 

Untitled - Arguments against nerds being privileged. How feminism makes some men afraid to talk to women.

 

Social Justice and Words, Words, Words - What privilege means vs. what feminists say it means

 

A Response to Apophemi on Triggers - Should the rationality community be a safe space?

 

Meditation on Applause Lights

 

Fetal Attraction: Abortion and the Principle of Charity

 

Arguments about Male Violence Prove too Much

 

Mitt Romney

 

I do not understand rape culture

 

Useful concepts

 

Introduction to Game Theory - main ones:

 

Unspoken ground assumptions of discussion

 

Revenge as a charitable act

 

Should you reverse any advice you hear?

 

Joint Over And Underdiagnosis

 

Hope! Change! - how much change can we expect from our politicians

 

What universal human experiences are you missing without realizing it?

 

A Thrive-survive Theory of the Political Spectrum - included primarily for the section on how to get into a Republican mindset

 

Phatic and anti-inductive

 

Read History of Philosophy Backwards

 

Against bravery debates

 

Searching for One-Sided Tradeoffs

 

Proving too much

 

Non-central fallacy

 

Schelling fences on slippery slopes

 

Purchase fuzzies and utilitons separately

 

Beware isolated demands for rigour

 

Diseased thinking: dissolving questions about disease

 

Confidence levels inside and outside an argument

 

Least convenient possible world

 

Giving and accepting apologies

 

Epistemic learned helplessness

 

Approving reinforces low-effort behaviors - wanting/liking/approving

 

What's in a name

 

How not to lose an argument

 

Beware trivial inconveniences

 

When truth isn't enough

 

Why support the underdog?

 

Applied picoeconomics

 

A signaling theory of class x politics interaction

 

That other kind of status

 

A parable on obsolete ideologies

 

The Courtier's Reply and the Myers Shuffle

 

Talking snakes: A cautionary tale

 

Beware the man of one study

 

My id on defensiveness - Projective identification

 

Interesting

 

Bogus Pipeline, Bona Fide Piepline

 

The Zombie Preacher Of SomerSet

 

Rational home buying

 

Apologia Pro Vita Sua - "drugs mysteriously find their own non-fungible money"

 

"I appreciate the situation"

 

A Babylon 5 Story

 

Money, money, everywhere, but not a cent to spend - that $5000 can be a crippling debt for some people

 

Social Psychology is a Flamethrower

 

Fish - Now by Prescription

 

An Iron Curtain has descended upon Psychopharmacology - Russian medicines being ignored

 

The Control Group is out of Control - parapsychology

 

Schitzophrenia and geomagnetic storms

 

And I show you how deep the Rabbit Hole Goes - story, purely for entertainment value

 

Five years and one week of less wrong - interesting for readers of Less Wrong only

 

Highlights from my notes from another psychiatry conference - Schitzophrenia

 

The apologist and the revolutionary - Anosognosia and neuro-science

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