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54 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 15 November 2007 07:56AM

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Comment author: Joshua_Fox 15 November 2007 05:48:22PM 1 point [-]

Peter de Blanc > No. What other sorts of terminal values [other than moral] did you have in mind?

Well, one could have a terminal value of making themselves happy at all costs, without any regard for whether it harms others. A sadist could have the terminal value of causing pain to others. I wouldn't call those moral. I'm interested in a succinct differentiation between moral and other terminal values.