Re: A position

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 14:45:45 MDT

Gordon Worley wrote:
> I've come to believe in what I refer to as relativistic
> morality (morality is objective within a reference frame, be that
> frame humanity, general intelligence, or some dumb animal), but
> realize that many people develop their own morals to supplant the
> objective ones. Stalin may have considered himself benevolent,
> killing millions out of his own idea of goodwill, but in the
> reference frame of humanity, what he did was evil.

I like this formulation. "Morality is objective within a given reference

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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