Hi there! I write – rarely – about a variety of topics, including effective altruism, philosophy, psychology, the far future and artificial intelligence, as well as epistemic and instrumental rationality.
Table of Contents
Lists can be worth more than a thousand words so here some of mine.
Favorite thinkers and writers
Inspiring: Scott Alexander, Nick Bostrom, Bertrand Russell, Brian Tomasik, Eliezer Yudkowsky.
The Serious Middle: Carl Shulman, George Orwell, Sam Harris, Robin Hanson.
The Jesters of Existence: Arthur Schopenhauer, Michel Houellebecq, J.D. Salinger, DeliciousTacos.
- Rationality: From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
- Why everyone (else) Is A Hypocrite by Robert Kurzban
- The Moral Animal by Robert Wright
- The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
- The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
- The Open Society And Its Enemies by Karl Popper
- Moral Tribes by Joshua Greene
- The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
- The Autobiography Of Bertrand Russell by Bertrand Russell
- Our Mathematical Universe by Max Tegmark
- Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
My Goodreads profile with more books.
Favorite blog posts and essays
- What I Have Lived For (Bertrand Russell)
- Meditations on Moloch (Slate Star Codex)
- Simply Locate Yourself (Minding Our Way)
- Shit Jobs: Telemarketing (Delicious Tacos)
- Report: It All Some Kind Of Sick Joke by The Onion
Favorite blogs and websites
- Slate Star Codex
- Foundational Research Institute
- S-Town (“Shit Town”)
- Waking Up (by Sam Harris)
- This American Life
Favorite movies & series
See this IMDb list of my favorite movies.
See this IMDb list of my favorite series.
You can reach me at: wallowinmaya|at|gmx|dot|de