Recommended readings

Below is a very selective list of recommended readings on some topics of interest to me. Rather than trying to be comprehensive, I list a maximum of three sources per topic, prioritizing those with high value per page, and I hope to keep the list up to date as better and more up-to-date sources are published.

Effective altruism in general

Existential risk in general

Risks from extreme-stakes AI systems

Prediction

Utilitarianism

One of my favorite topics, but unfortunately I haven’t found anything I like as much per word as the sources highlighted above.

Animal consciousness and welfare

One of my favorite topics, but unfortunately I haven’t found anything I like as much per word as the sources highlighted above, including my own piece.

Human progress

One of my favorite topics, but unfortunately I haven’t found anything I like as much per word as the sources highlighted above, including my own piece and Enlightenment Now (perhaps the best so far, but with significant weaknesses).

Philosophical naturalism

One of my favorite topics, but unfortunately I haven’t found anything I like as much per word as the sources highlighted above.