Robin Hanson wrote:
Actually, you don't even need atomicity.
> Greg Burch wrote:
> >For now, let me ask you a question, Robin: Can we question that what we DO
> >want is what we SHOULD want?
> Sure, within a context where we care about what we want.
> That is, when it makes sense to say "I don't want to want that."
> Such things make sense when we realize that we are not atomic,
> but made of parts, spread across space and time.
Actually, you don't even need atomicity.I would divide things as follows:
If 5 (your model of 4) conflicts with your model of 3, then you don't want to want what you want.
Or in much simpler terms, and leaving out the objective morality: If
you *want* something, then you want a part of the Universe to change.
Well, what you want is also a part of the Universe, and you can want to
change what you want.
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