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36 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 10 August 2011 09:30AM

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Comment author: smk 13 August 2011 04:22:43PM 2 points [-]

I kind of thought it went without saying that atucker was talking about a limited set of goals being aligned?

As a shorthand I have always tended to look at trust on two levels, which seem similar to atucker's but perhaps not the same? That is: I trust your intentions (in the relevant area), and I trust your competence (in that area). There's also the issue of diligence, which is a kind of competence and also a kind of intention, so that can complicate things perhaps, but for simplicity I just look at it as two levels.

Comment author: atucker 14 August 2011 02:05:30AM *  0 points [-]

Well, that was what I meant at least. That it was a limited set of alignment.

Also, I'm pretty sure that most naive morality assumes that people have a true self that is being dealt with. Revealed preferences are a pretty new idea, if I understand correctly, and people tend to get annoyed and defensive when it's brought up.