Re: Emotion Selection

Wed, 14 Jul 1999 17:16:27 +0200

KPJ wrote:
|I believe your concept division lacks support in common usage.

It appears as if Anders Sandberg <> wrote:
|Common usage tends to identify the two divisions, which is bad because
|then all forms of this emotion are lumped together as bad, and the
|alternative is to be non-envious which usually is meant to mean
|"doesn't want anything anybody else has" - a perfect altruist subject
|for robbers and kings.

Non-envy does not necessarily imply altruism.

If X does not envy Y having Z, does not imply that X feel altruistic. X could simply dislike having Z.
Example: Z = AIDS

I can think up a number of other, less drastic, examples.