Re: Coordinating Sex Roles

Robin Hanson (
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 16:50:00 -0700 (PDT)

Lee Daniel Crocker writes:
>Even given that my children will be better able to reason their way to
>good solutions than I can, it might be worth the effort to study what
>we expect the actual behaviors of the society they grow up in might
>look like. I don't think I could argue with that, but I still don't
>personally find it as interesting or fruitful as philosophy itself, so
>I don't understand your surprize at getting less response than you
>expected. Each of us has different interests and different
>evaluations of worthy goals.

I was complaining about our society in general, not about this forum
in particular. And to our general society, "philosophy itself" seems
much less interesting and fruitful than lowering the apparently
subsantial costs due to misunderstandings and uncertainties regarding
desired and expected sex roles.

Robin D. Hanson