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Comment author: Stuart_Armstrong 28 March 2007 07:24:40AM 2 points [-]

Finney, I do indeed think there's a conflict between tsuyoku naritai and majoritarianism.

I don't think that's automatic. If you do truly believe that the mean opinion is more reliable in general than any you could construct on your own, then moving towards that mean is something that makes you better. And if you just take majoritism as a guide, rather than a dogma, there's even less problems.

The fact that if everyone did this, it would be a disaster may be an example of what I called moral freeloading - something that may be good for an individual to do, alone, but that would be very dangerous for everyone to imitate.