Re: Two utilities? (was Re: Bound unhappiness below)

From: Stuart Armstrong (
Date: Wed May 07 2008 - 07:44:20 MDT

2008/5/7 Tim Freeman <>:
> >You own utility and the utility you have regarding others are quite
> >different things.
> I make one decision about what to do, so I need to assign one score
> the different alternatives if I'm going to choose the best. So what's
> the point of having two quite different utilities?

The two utilities are the ones you would want to be universal
utilities for the human race - the first case is if you are allowed to
mention "Tim Friedman" in describing them, the second if you're not
allowed to (explicitly or implicitly).


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