Category Archives: morality

You Are Extremely Bad At Thinking About Tragedy

Today, some asshole killed a shitton of people in Las Vegas. Fifty eight deaths, at time of writing. This sucks. Like, 58 deaths is a lot, and this is a horrifying tragedy worthy of news coverage. Let’s talk about some … Continue reading

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On Trolley Problems

If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice There’s a philosophical question that people seem to struggle with, commonly called the trolley problem, that I never really got the difficulty of until fairly recently. The original … Continue reading

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Probabilistic Morality, or: Ghosting On Spherical Cows

A Lighthearted Preamble I have, of late, you’ll notice, been trying to find a date. In said pursuit, I have also begun using Tinder in an effort to hopefully delude some young woman into believing I am worth spending time … Continue reading

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The Moral Calculus Of Suicide

From some sort of (poorly-understood) utilitarian standpoint, suicide (like anything) is immoral iff it increases the total suffering in the world. Presumably a person who is suicidal is experiencing significant suffering, and thus killing themselves is reducing total suffering for … Continue reading

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