[SEQ RERUN] The Bedrock of Morality: Arbitrary?

by MinibearRex1 min read31st Jul 201225 comments

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Today's post, The Bedrock of Morality: Arbitrary? was originally published on 14 August 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

 

Humans are built in such a way as to do what is right. Other optimization processes may not. So what?


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