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Nick_Tarleton comments on The "Intuitions" Behind "Utilitarianism" - Less Wrong

31 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 January 2008 04:29PM

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Comment author: Nick_Tarleton 01 February 2008 02:27:00PM 2 points [-]

Phil, a sufficiently altruistic person would accept 25 years of torture to spare someone else 50, but that doesn't mean it's better to torture 3^^^3 people for 25 years (even if they're all willing) than one person for 50 years.