Re: Subject: Re: A Physicist Experiments With Cultural Studies

Anders Sandberg (
16 Nov 1999 11:00:08 +0100

"J. R. Molloy" <> writes:

> From: Anders Sandberg <>
> > ...if you like blue
> >and I like green, which color do we paint the building in? We have to
> >do politics to resolve that dispute, be it a compromise or something
> >else.
> Leave it to the decision making authority/architect.
> Non-politicians decide what colors to paint buildings everyday.

Actually, I would consider that politics. The architect will have to balance the wishes of the neighbours, the owners of the building, his own aesthetic views, costs and everything else; I would consider that a (small) political decision. As I see it, politics is about making decisions together with other people, acting in the public sphere.

> Authority belongs to the one who best answers those who question authority.

A good heuristic.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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