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46 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 14 May 2007 02:53AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 14 May 2007 07:55:39AM 1 point [-]

Douglas, I understand that scope insensitivity decreases substantially, but does not go away entirely, when personal profits are at stake.

It's not easy to devise experiments that distinguish unambiguously between the explanations that center around prototype-dominated affect, versus the warm glow of moral satisfaction. It seems pretty likely that both effects are at work.