RE: META: Memes and War [was: Tomorrow is a new day]

From: Mikko Särelä (
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 01:35:09 MST

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Keith Henson wrote:
> At 02:37 PM 11/11/04 -0700, you wrote:
> > It also explains, IMO, why his definition of Collective Volition is
> > not the eigen vector of aggregate human desires, but rather the
> > apotheosis of what the "rational person" would want, just as Kant's
> > Categorical Imperative abjures us to uphold whatever moral principle
> > in our own lives that we would want others to uphold in theirs (which
> > is like a meta-Golden Rule).
> This might work out, but I am not entirely comfortable with it.
> "Rational" sounds good, but as we all know, "rational" does not cut it
> with the prisoner's dilemma game.

Oh, but it does - in the repeated prisoner's dilemma game.

Mikko Särelä
     "I too don't really find Monty Python all that exciting, but don't
      tell anyone I said that." Anonymous

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