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27 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 December 2008 02:26AM

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Comment author: Jef_Allbright 31 December 2008 08:45:44PM 0 points [-]

I think it bears repeating here:

Influence is only one aspect of the moral formula; the other aspect is the particular context of values being promoted.

These can be quite independent, as with a tribal chief, with substantial influence, acting to promote the perceived values of his tribe, vs. the chief acting to promote his narrower personal values. [Note that the difference is not one of fitness but of perceived morality. Fitness is assessed only indirectly within an open context.]