Friday 14 November 2014

Compilation: EA Epistemology

In preparation for the start of the first EA blogging carnival, I am creating compilation posts for topics on which various EAs have expressed opinions. An example of this that has already been done is Julia Wise's post on Giving Now vs Giving Later.

This post is on the epistemology of cause and charity selection.

Holden Karnofsky - Sequence Thinking vs Cluster Thinking
Nick Beckstead - Common Sense as a Prior
Brian Tomasik - Cost-Effectiveness in an Uncertain World
Carl Shulman - What Proxies to Use for Flow-Through Effects?
Jonah Sinick - Many Weak Arguments vs One Relatively Strong Argument
Jonah Sinick - Knightian Uncertainty from a Bayesian Perspective
Paul Christiano - Beware Brittle Arguments
Luke Muehlhauser - Model Combination and Adjustment
Eliezer Yudkowsky - The Weak Inside View
Philip Tetlock - Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?
Robin Hanson - Beware the Outside View
Peter Hurford - Why I'm Skeptical About Unproven Causes

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