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.