PCR and the meaning of criticism, was Re: Politics, Extropians

From: Michael M. Butler (butler@comp-lib.org)
Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 14:47:04 MST

JR spake:
> Max's PCR
Wm. Bartley's, actually...
> actually encourages disagreement so that it is self-critical.
> Agreement or disagreement doesn't interest me much, because as I see it, goals
> and visions that actually work will create a better future.

Criticism need not be disagreement, if by disagreement you mean justificationist wrangling.
The objective in continuing to be open to criticism is to be open to improvement, not to
win arguments. The objective is for theory to "disagree" with reality less and less over time.

No mismatch with your stated goals.

 MMB<==butler a t comp - lib . o r g   Wm. Burroughs said it best: "After a shooting 
    spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it."
  I am not here to have an argument. I am here as part of a civilization. And you?

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