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49 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 November 2007 03:19AM

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Comment author: notsonewuser 02 October 2013 07:53:44PM 0 points [-]

I'm claiming that you can quite coherently think that you wouldn't take it (because that is how your psychology is set up) and yet that you should take it (because it would make your life go better).

What use is a system of "morality" which doesn't move you?

Such conflicts happen all the time.

Often, for me at least, when something I want to do conflicts with what I know is the right thing to do, I feel sad when I don't do the right thing. I would feel almost no remorse, if any, about not taking the pill.