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Becoming Stronger is the sixth book contained in the ebook Rationality: From AI to Zombies, by Eliezer Yudkowsky. It focuses on group rationality, rationality groups, practice, and self-improvement.

Becoming Stronger contains three sequences of thematically connected essays. These are all collected in the Rationality: From AI to Zombies ebook, but the essay names below also link to the original blog posts.

The previous book in the series is Mere Goodness.


X. Yudkowsky's Coming of Age

292. My Childhood Death Spiral
293. My Best and Worst Mistake
294. Raised in Technophilia
295. A Prodigy of Refutation
296. The Sheer Folly of Callow Youth
297. That Tiny Note of Discord
298. Fighting a Rearguard Action Against the Truth
299. My Naturalistic Awakening
300. The Level Above Mine
301. The Magnitude of His Own Folly
302. Beyond the Reach of God
303. My Bayesian Enlightenment

Y. Challenging the Difficult

304. Tsuyoku Naritai (I Want To Become Stronger)
305. Tsuyoku vs. the Egalitarian Instinct
306. Trying to Try
307. Use the Try Harder, Luke
308. On Doing the Impossible
309. Make an Extraordinary Effort
310. Shut Up and Do the Impossible
311. Final Words

Z. The Craft and the Community

312. Raising the Sanity Waterline
313. A Sense That More Is Possible
314. Epistemic Viciousness
315. Schools Proliferating Without Evidence
316. 3 Levels of Rationality Verification
317. Why Our Kind Can't Cooperate
318. Tolerate Tolerance
319. Your Price For Joining
320. Can Humanism Match Religion's Output?
321. Church vs. Taskforce
322. Rationality: Common Interest of Many Causes
323. Helpless Individuals
324. Money: The Unit of Caring
325. Purchase Fuzzies and Utilons Separately
326. Bystander Apathy
327. Collective Apathy and the Internet
328. Incremental Progress and the Valley
329. Bayesians vs. Barbarians
330. Beware of Other-Optimizing
331. Practical Advice Backed By Deep Theories
332. The Sin of Underconfidence
333. Go Forth and Create the Art!