Mere Goodness

Mere Goodness is the fifth book contained in the ebook Rationality: From AI to Zombies, by Eliezer Yudkowsky. It focuses on the relationship between moral theory and moral practice.

Mere Goodness contains three sequences of essays, along with the stand-alone essay Twelve Virtues of Rationality. These are all collected in the Rationality: From AI to Zombies ebook, but the essay names below are also linked to the original blog posts.

The previous book in the series is Mere Reality, and the next (and final) is Becoming Stronger.

U. Fake Preferences

257. Not for the Sake of Happiness (Alone)

258. Fake Selfishness

259. Fake Morality

260. Fake Utility Functions

261. Detached Lever Fallacy

262. Dreams of AI Design

263. The Design Space of Minds-in-General

V. Value Theory

264 Where Recursive Justification Hits Bottom

265. My Kind of Reflection

266. No Universally Compelling Arguments

267. Created Already In Motion

268. Sorting Pebbles Into Correct Heaps

269. 2-Place and 1-Place Words

270. What Would You Do Without Morality?

271. Changing Your Metaethics

272. Could Anything Be Right?

273. Morality as Fixed Computation

274. Magical Categories

275. The True Prisoner’s Dilemma

276. Sympathetic Minds

277. High Challenge

278. Serious Stories

279. Value is Fragile

280. The Gift We Give To Tomorrow

W. Quantified Humanism

281. Scope Insensitivity

282. One Life Against the World

283. The Allais Paradox

284. Zut Allais!

285. Feeling Moral

286. The “Intuitions” Behind “Utilitarianism”

287. Ends Don’t Justify Means (Among Humans)

288. Ethical Injunctions

289. Something to Protect

290. When (Not) To Use Probabilities

291. Newcomb’s Problem and Regret of Rationality