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

Chris Hibbert (
Thu, 18 Nov 1999 09:22:02 -0800 said:
> And as far as I can tell, all interesting moral/ethical/ought
> questions are equivalent to questions about what various creatures
> want.

I find that pretty surprising, Robin. I might be willing to grant that you and I have read enough game theory to have the underlying chain of reasoning in our heads to be able to get from our model of the nature of thinking agents to simple rules like tit-for-tat, or the golden rule, but I sure don't see how Joe or Jane on-the-street's desires lead directly to reasonable ethical rules. Care to say more?


 Chris Hibbert
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