For now, this is a stub domain to hold standard concepts from academic philosophy, which are being used elsewhere on Arbital (we’re not currently targeting this domain as such).


  • Descriptive versus normative propositions

    A normative proposition talks about what should be; a descriptive proposition talks about what is.

  • Metaethics

    Metaethics asks “What kind of stuff is goodness made of?” (or “How would we compute goodness?”) rather than “Which particular policies or outcomes are good or not-good?”

  • Intution pump

    In philosophy, a metaphor or visualization used to shove the listener’s intuition in a particular direction.