• AMMDI is an open-notebook hypertext writing experiment, authored by Mike Travers aka @mtraven. It's a work in progress and some parts are more polished than others. Comments welcome! More.
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from authority
  • Further reading
    • A major secret that "Bob" learned from the Conspiracy is that deep down inside, everyone, even the SubGenius, craves authority. It's from having Parents. But a SubGenius shortcircuits this urge. He appoints himself Pope or Raja or something, and he believes it. But it's easy to fake that belief, even to yourself.
from LWMap/Explaining Insight Meditation and Enlightenment in Non-Mysterious Terms
from LWMap/Naming the Nameless
from LWMap/What Motivated Rescuers During the Holocaust?
  • Further reading:
    • Now let us come back to the gender question. If we ask whether the Aristotelian virtue of courage belongs more to men than to women, we will need to ask, first, what it is that makes people willing to take enormous risks for the sake of others. It is difficult to study that topic, but a beginning was made by Samuel P. Oliner and Pearl M. Oliner in their book The Altruistic Personality, a famous study of rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust. With careful social science techniques, they identified a number of variables that might be highly correlated with those courageous acts, and then they questioned rescuers to discover what traits they had. The two traits that they found most highly correlated with this sort of courage were what they call a “caring attitude” and a sense of “responsibility.” The rescuers had all been brought up to think that people ought to care for one another, and that it was unacceptable to shirk responsibility for someone else’s suffering if one could do something about it. That was why (the Oliners conclude) they stood up for strangers as they did, risking their lives in the process. Rescuers were, of course, both male and female. Their common bond was, however, a set of traits that, at least in terms of common gender stereotypes, are more “feminine” than “masculine.” Kristin Monroe, working with the list of “righteous gentiles” from Yad Vashem, came to a similar conclusion in The Heart of Altruism.
from Project Cybersyn
from LWMap/Embedded Agency
from naturalist agency
from situated action
from Media Science
from conspiracy theory
from JCR Licklider
  • Further reading
    • The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal by M. Mitchell Waldrop
from LWMap/A Map That Reflects the Territory
  • Eg: In some of the pages I've included a Further reading section; unlike so these are more instructions to myself than a traditional list of citations. This convention emerged during the process of writing in part because Roam makes bidirectional linking ridiculously easy, it's not something I planned out.
from LWMap/The Rocket Alignment Problem
from designer stance
from Christopher Alexander
from LWMap/Meta-honesty
from equality and hierarchy
  • Further reading
    • The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Gordon Wood
    • The Reactionary Mind, Cory Robin
    • The Crooked Timber of Humanity, Isaiah Berlin
from AI Risk
  • Further reading
    • Bostrom, Nick. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies . OUP Oxford. Kindle Edition.
from goddinpotty/TODOs
  • Some nodes are hyperconnected (like Further reading) and might be better if they were excluded from the graph.
from The Ministry for the Future
from Coen brothers
from optimizing
Twin Pages

Further reading

30 Oct 2021 02:15 - 24 Apr 2022 01:07

    • Note that "further" applies to myself! I've read maybe 1/4 of the things listed here.