The Scout Mindset (Julia Galef book)


Published 2022-04-13.

I listened to this audiobook when it came out last year, and I just finished my second listen. It’s great. I’ve been familiar with many of the concepts in it for many years, since around 2015 I binged LessWrong and all the popular behavioral economics / social psych writers (Kahneman, Ariely, Sunstein, Thaler, Haidt). But this book is much more than a grab-bag of rationalist ideas. I think of it more like a personal meditation on a lifelong project to see the world, and oneself, as clearly as possible. I expect to reread it many more times.


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