Most Important Slate Star Codex Postscreated: ; modified:
Alternatively titled: Giant Pieces of Essential Mental Machinery You Didn’t Even Know You Were Missing
Scott Alexander affected how I think more than any other person I know. This is a collection of his most important writing. His headlines are usually totally uninformative and/or misleading, so I would suggest to just try the links one by one.
Depression, how to live, and finding yourself
As an aside, why do I use Perma.cc and not Internet Archive? Because Internet Archive is not a real archive. The webmaster can write to IA and pull out the archives of their site at any moment.
As another aside, if you find any of these useful and want to make sure you at least sort of remember what they were about, consider using Tab Snooze and snoozing them for 1 then 3 then 12 months into the future (this is basically spaced repetition for the internet).
On the subjectiveness of subjective experience
As yet another aside, if you find that there are too many posts here and you don’t have the time to read all them, consider listening to the Slate Star Codex podcast…
…but after you listen a post, make sure to add it to OneNote (my video that introduces OneNote and explains why it’s so good), highlighting most important parts, and Tab Snooze it
Philosophy / Economics / Anthropology
What if there are some issues where rational debate inherently leads you astray?
Bonus: SSC comments
Bonus: Squid314 - Scott Alexander’s old blog
- Also read celandine13’s comment on that post
Bonus: Scott Alexander on LessWrong
My posts directly related to Slate Star Codex
On Friendship and on Finding Your People — initially started out with two quotations from Slate Star Codex and ended up being its own post
Contra Scott Alexander’s “The Tails Coming Apart as Metaphor for Life” — about the relationship between meaning and happiness