The ignorance of normative realism bot

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind And then you know that she will trust you For you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind  — Leonard Cohen, “Suzanne” Non-naturalist normative realism claims that there are objective normative facts that are irreducibly “over and above” facts about the natural… Continue reading The ignorance of normative realism bot

Morality and constrained maximization, part 1

Instrumental rationality is about achieving your goals. But morality, famously, sometimes demands that you don’t. Suppose, for example, that you only want apples. Sometimes you might be in a position to steal apples, and get away with it, and know this. But morality still says: no. So are morality and instrumental rationality in conflict? A… Continue reading Morality and constrained maximization, part 1