The Craft and the Community
… “The Craft and the Community” discusses rationality groups and group rationality, raising the questions:
- Can rationality be learned and taught?
- If so, how much improvement is possible?
- How can we be confident we’re seeing a real effect in a rationality intervention, and picking out the right cause?
- What community norms would make this process of bettering ourselves easier?
- Can we effectively collaborate on large-scale problems without sacrificing our freedom of thought and conduct?
Above all: What’s missing? What should be in the next generation of rationality primers—the ones that replace this text, improve on its style, test its prescriptions, supplement its content, and branch out in altogether new directions?
- Raising the Sanity Waterline
- A Sense That More Is Possible
- Epistemic Viciousness
- Schools Proliferating Without Evidence
- Three Levels of Rationality Verification
- Why Our Kind Can’t Cooperate
- Tolerate Tolerance
- Your Price for Joining
- Can Humanism Match Religion’s Output?
- Church vs. Taskforce
- Rationality: Common Interest of Many Causes
- Helpless Individuals
- Money: The Unit of Caring
- Purchase Fuzzies and Utilons Separately
- Bystander Apathy
- Collective Apathy and the Internet
- Incremental Progress and the Valley
- Bayesians vs. Barbarians
- Beware of Other-Optimizing
- Practical Advice Backed by Deep Theories
- The Sin of Underconfidence
- Go Forth and Create the Art!