Re: Coordinating Sex Roles

Mon, 7 Apr 1997 14:54:22 -0400 (EDT) (Lee Daniel Crocker) writes:
>Robin Hanson writes:

>> It might help you to think in terms of multiple equilibria in a game
>> in game theory. In a game it is important to coordinate each player's
>> expectations regarding what others will do with actual action choices.

>This is to sneak in the assumption that the rules of the game include
>the social norms. In that case, certainly knowing your opponents
>available choices and likely coices and payoffs is necessary to win
>the game. But the "rules" of the game of life are not constrained by
>society, only by the nature of reality. To play a fair game unbound
>by the shackles of convention requires learning the rules of reality,
>not the rules of society.

You're setting a false dichotomy here. Society is quite "real" and unless
you think you can single-handedly change the rules of society, they are part
of reality.