BrienneYudkowsky's Shortform

Thread on The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis

10BrienneYudkowsky2moNotes on Part One: Men Without Chests: * What is the relationship between believing that some things merit liking while others merit hatred, and the power to act? * Is there a way to preserve the benefits of a map/territory distinction mentality while gaining the benefits of map/territory conflation when it comes to taste/value/quality? * What exactly *are* the benefits of map/territory conflation? * Are terrible contortions necessary to believe in objective value wholeheartedly? * What are we protecting when we dismiss objective value? What does it seem to threaten? * "It is the doctrine of objective value, the belief that certain attitudes are really true, and others really false, to the kind of thing the universe is and the kind of things we are." What exactly is the word "to" doing in that sentence? * Everybody knows that value is objective, and also that it isn't. What are we confused about, and why? * What role does religion play in a community's relationship to value? * If everyone who ever lived thought a certain combination of musical notes was ugly, but in fact everyone were wrong, how could you know? * The Lesswrong comment guidelines say, "Aim to explain, not persuade." Is this a method by which we cut out our own chests?

The Lesswrong comment guidelines say, "Aim to explain, not persuade." Is this a method by which we cut out our own chests?

I‘m curious how this question parses for Vaniver

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