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Monday, January 6th 2020
Mon, Jan 6th 2020

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2alexrjl16d Discounting the future consequences of welfare producing actions: * there's almost unanimous agreement among moral philosophers that welfare itself should not be discounted in the future. * however many systems in the world are chaotic, and it's very uncontroversial that in consequentialist theories the value of an action should depend on the expected utility it produces. * is it possible that the rational conclusion is to exponentially discount future welfare as a way of accounting for the exponential sensitivity to initial conditions exhibited by the long term consequences of one's actions?