Mere Goodness is the fifth book contained in the ebook Rationality: From AI to Zombies, by Eliezer Yudkowsky. It focuses on the relationship between moral theory and moral practice.
Mere Goodness contains three sequences of essays, along with the stand-alone essay Twelve Virtues of Rationality. These are all collected in the Rationality: From AI to Zombies ebook, but the essay names below are also linked to the original blog posts.
U. Fake Preferences
- 257. Not for the Sake of Happiness (Alone)
- 258. Fake Selfishness
- 259. Fake Morality
- 260. Fake Utility Functions
- 261. Detached Lever Fallacy
- 262. Dreams of AI Design
- 263. The Design Space of Minds-in-General
V. Value Theory
- 264 Where Recursive Justification Hits Bottom
- 265. My Kind of Reflection
- 266. No Universally Compelling Arguments
- 267. Created Already In Motion
- 268. Sorting Pebbles Into Correct Heaps
- 269. 2-Place and 1-Place Words
- 270. What Would You Do Without Morality?
- 271. Changing Your Metaethics
- 272. Could Anything Be Right?
- 273. Morality as Fixed Computation
- 274. Magical Categories
- 275. The True Prisoner’s Dilemma
- 276. Sympathetic Minds
- 277. High Challenge
- 278. Serious Stories
- 279. Value is Fragile
- 280. The Gift We Give To Tomorrow
W. Quantified Humanism
- 281. Scope Insensitivity
- 282. One Life Against the World
- 283. The Allais Paradox
- 284. Zut Allais!
- 285. Feeling Moral
- 286. The “Intuitions” Behind “Utilitarianism”
- 287. Ends Don’t Justify Means (Among Humans)
- 288. Ethical Injunctions
- 289. Something to Protect
- 290. When (Not) To Use Probabilities
- 291. Newcomb’s Problem and Regret of Rationality