RE: Metarationality (was: JOIN: Alden Streeter)

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Thu Aug 29 2002 - 18:02:34 MDT

> > Does this kind unconscious irrationality contribute to the overall
> > effectiveness (what you call Rationality) of the person
> embodying it? Sure.
> > Nietzsche wouldn't have created his philosophy, Dick wouldn't
> have created
> > his novels, without these unconscious, wildly irrational processes.
> >
> Are you sure it makes sense to even measure such on the same
> rationality scale at all? I'm not. Parts of them seem quite
> orthogonal to a rational-irrational dimension. The Real flows
> freely through the bars of our word category cages.
> - samantha

I think that analyzing these experiences in terms of rationality is *one
valid and interesting perspective.*

Analyzing rationality from the perspective of these experiences is *also*
valid and interesting... and very different!!

ben g

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