Applied to Notes on Honesty by David Gross 3y ago
Applied to Not Technically Lying by Multicore 3y ago
Created by Raemon at 3y
Applied to Goodhart Taxonomy by Raemon 3y ago

Meta-Honesty is the attempt to be honest about in which situations one will not be honest. It derives from the recognition that an object-level commitment to never lie under any possible circumstance is untenable. A meta-honest person might say something like "I will lie in circumstances similar to an axe-wielding murderer coming to my door and enquiring after the location of my friend."