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Ethical Injunctions are rules not to do something even when it's the right thing to do.  (That is, you refrain "even when your brain has computed it's the right thing to do", but this will just ''seem like'' "the right thing to do".)
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'''Ethical injunctions''' are rules not to do something even when you believe it's the right thing to do.  (That is, you refrain "even when your brain has computed it's the right thing to do", but this will just ''seem like'' "the right thing to do".)
  
 
For example, you shouldn't rob banks even if you plan to give the money to a good cause.
 
For example, you shouldn't rob banks even if you plan to give the money to a good cause.
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Related to the [[Metaethics sequence]].
 
Related to the [[Metaethics sequence]].
  
==Blog Posts==
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==Sequence by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]==
  
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/uu/why_does_power_corrupt/ Why Does Power Corrupt?]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/uu/why_does_power_corrupt/ Why Does Power Corrupt?]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/v3/ethics_notes/ Ethics Notes]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/v3/ethics_notes/ Ethics Notes]
  
==See Also==
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==See also==
  
 
* [[Corrupted hardware]]
 
* [[Corrupted hardware]]
  
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Revision as of 23:45, 26 March 2011

Ethical injunctions are rules not to do something even when you believe it's the right thing to do. (That is, you refrain "even when your brain has computed it's the right thing to do", but this will just seem like "the right thing to do".)

For example, you shouldn't rob banks even if you plan to give the money to a good cause.

This is to protect you from your own cleverness (especially taking bad black swan bets), and the Corrupted hardware you're running on.

Related to the Metaethics sequence.

Sequence by Eliezer Yudkowsky

See also