"Anti-Anti-Normativity Alliance" Starter Pack
Over the past few years I've learned a lot from Ben Hoffman, Jessica Taylor, Sarah Constantin, and Zvi Mowshowitz. They all have great blogs, which while very different from each other, all attack similar topics from similar angles (hence why they're clustered together in my mind). The lowest effort way I have to shill their writing is to collect some of my favorite posts of theirs all in one place and offer a bit of a spring-board (a starter-pack, if you will) for any potential readers interested in their ideas.
Enjoy, and may your horizons be broadened!
Scapegoating, Information Suppression Fields, and Perverse Social Reality
On Commitments to Anti-Normativity
Truth Telling is Aggression in Zero-Sum Games
Alarm Fatigue vs Systematic Critique
Model-building and Scapegoating
Excerpts from a larger discussion about simulacra
Simulacra Levels and their Interactions
Can Crimes Be Discussed Literally?
Judgment, Punishment, and the Information-Suppression Field
Against Unreasonably High Standards
Defensiveness, Politeness, and the Presumption of Hostility
Something Is Very Wrong With [X]
Approval Extraction Presented as Production
My experience at and around MIRI and CFAR (inspired by Zoe Curzi's writeup of experiences at Leverage)
Dialogue on Appeals to Consequences
Naive Epistemology, Savvy Epistemology
Is Stupidity Strength? Part 2 – Confidence
Is Stupidty Strength? Part 3 – Evolutionary Game Theory
Is Stupidity Strength? Part 4 – Are VCs Stupid?
Communication and Interpersonal Relationships
Guess Culture Screens for Trying to Cooperate
Communication From Another Dimension
Actors and Scribes, Words and Deeds
Puppy Love and Cattachment Theory
Self and Mind
Steve Jobs and the Impossibility of Parents