Re: Confidence: A Basic Politics Puzzle

Kathryn Aegis (
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 02:11:45 +0000

Robin Hanson:
>Kathryn Aegis writes:
>>Conflict theory states that the items that are less important to each
>>side lend themselves to multiple avenues of negotiation, whereas
>>parties tend to become entrenched on the bigger, or underlying issues
>>involving face, power, authority, or influence.
>This would argue for a differential confidence among political issues,
>but not for a difference between politics and say psychotherapy.

I'm going to admit to a low confidence here and ask you to please
amplify your response. How do you compare politics and
psychotherapy, and how does that play into issue negotiation?


Kathryn Aegis