Re: Ethics (was FAI (aka 'Reality Hacking'))

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Mon Jan 31 2005 - 11:21:02 MST

--- Phil Goetz <> wrote:
> The moral value function is not the numeric function
> that calculates temperature or complexity.
> The moral value function is the function that
> computes
> how much a particular bundle of (temperature,
> complexity, etc.) is worth, morally.
> That's the part where morals enter into the
> equation.
> - Phil

I'd have qualified this with "I think"
and so forth, but this is close to the standard
usage in economics of a utility/value function,
and I think a morality/value function is highly
similar, if not identical.

- Phil

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