Re: Venus
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 17:42:39 -0800

Robin Hanson:
>I don't think you can sensibly talk about engineering your values.
>you want what you
>want. If you want to want something else, then how can it be that you
>wanted it in the first place?
Because you don't just want one level of things. Some of the things you
want are useful in creating a whole bunch of other things you want, and
some of the things you want always come with things you don't want, to name
two possible extremes. I make good things happen by keeping track of the
interrelationships between my values...I'll bet you do too. I think this
mutilevel aspect is why I used the word 'editing' in my post.

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