[SEQ RERUN] Prices or Bindings?

by MinibearRex1 min read30th Sep 201211 comments


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Today's post, Prices or Bindings? was originally published on 21 October 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Are ethical rules simply actions that have a high cost associated with them? Or are they bindings, expected to hold in all situations, no matter the cost otherwise?

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This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Ethical Injunctions, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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