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Comment author: Taylor 16 July 2017 05:38:41PM *  3 points [-]

Really appreciate you taking the time to write this up! My initial reaction is that the central point about mindset-shifting seems really right.

My proposal is to explicitly talk about two kinds of EA (these may need catchier names)

It seems (to me) “low-level” and “high-level” could read as value-laden in a way that might make people practicing “low-level” EA (especially in cause areas not already embraced by lots of other EAs) feel like they’re not viewed as “real” EAs and so work at cross-purposes with the tent-broadening goal of the proposal. Quick brainstorm of terms that make some kind of descriptive distinction instead:

  1. cause-blind EA vs. cause-specific or cause-limited EA
  2. broad EA vs. narrow EA
  3. inter-cause vs. intra-cause

(Thoughts/views only my own, not my employer’s.)

Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 17 July 2017 09:49:46AM 0 points [-]

"General vs. specific" could also be one

Comment author: WillPearson 16 July 2017 08:39:34PM *  0 points [-]

Hmm, maybe

  • Global EA vs local EA
  • Total EA vs focused EA