Comment by dustinwehr on Cause prioritization for downside-focused value systems · 2018-03-28T13:01:24.727Z · EA · GW

"downside focused" is an fantastic term, worthy of replacing both "negative" (not descriptive) and "suffering focused" (too intense for some contexts).

I think I'll call myself a downside focused utilitarian from here on.

Comment by dustinwehr on Cognitive and emotional barriers to EA's growth · 2018-03-12T18:13:32.478Z · EA · GW

Good points. I don't think "(benevolence)"/"(beneficence)" adds anything, either. Beneficence is effectively EA lingo. You're not going to draw people in by teaching them lingo. Do that a little further into on-boarding.