[ExI] Political correctness consequences

Anders anders at aleph.se
Tue Aug 2 08:43:24 UTC 2016

The basic intellectual problem with political correctness (in a 
generalized sense) is this:

1. We strive to uphold some noble value (equality, patriotism, purity of 
math...) X
2. We use argument A (among others) to argue for the value.
3. You point out argument A is invalid.
4. Hence you must be against X, and you are a *bad* person!

Sure, there is more sociology and psychology to it than that, but I 
think this is what makes political correctness truly problematic in 

Dr Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

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