Virtues

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Virtues are traits that one ought to possess, for the benefit of the world or one's own. oneself.

On LessWrong,LessWrong the termfocus is often a shorthand for the on epistemic virtues, as in Eliezer Yudowsky's essay Twelve Virtues of Rationality, after Eliezer Yudowsky's essay which offers this list of the same name.

They arevirtues (roughly summarized):

Virtues are traits that one ought to possess, for the benefit of the world or one'one's own. On LessWrong, the term is often a shorthand for the Twelve Virtues of Rationality, after Eliezer Yudowsky'Yudowsky's essay of the same name.

  • Curiosity - the burning desire to pursue truth;
  • Relinquishment - not being attached to mistaken beliefs;
  • Lightness - updating your beliefs with ease;
  • Evenness - not privileging particular hypotheses in the pursuit of truth;
  • Argument - the will to let one'one's beliefs be challenged;
  • Empiricism - grounding oneself in observation and prediction;
  • Simplicity - elimination of unnecessary detail in modeling the world;
  • Humility - recognition of one'one's fallibility;
  • Perfectionism - seeking perfection even if it'it's not attainable;
  • Precision - seeking narrower statements and not overcorrect;
  • Scholarship - the study of multiple domains and perspectives;
  • The nameless virtue - seeking truth and not the virtues for themselves.

See Also: Courage, Trust, Honesty, Agency, Altruism, Ambition, Stoicism / Letting Go / Making Peace, Attention, Gratitude

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Notes On Virtues by David_Gross

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