1556Re: Some base questions i am struggling with.
- Sep 26, 2003I found
interesting. Especially the 1995 paper on epistimology.
#1 In Catch 22 Joseph Killer has two characters exchange: "What if
everyone did that?" E.G. tromp on any ping-pong ball left on the
floor. Replay: "Then I'd be a fool not to." In law there is the
concept of the rational man (or some such adjative) and the test of
what would he/she do.
#2 Langage itself is a culturally derived set of a prioi values we
can revaluate after learning what they are. Cognitive psychologist
allow that between stimula and responce thinking occurs either as
language or a spatial visualatiom.
Does any of this help?
> #1 When sartre says that when we make choices, we are essentiallythat
> making those decisions for all of humanity, how does that work for
> those decisions we all make everyday that we really know are not in
> our self-interest? For example, say our eating habits when we reach
> for the snickers instead of the salad. I dont for a moment think
> that is the best decision for all of humanity. What would Sartreexample..
> say about that? Does anyone see where i am going?
> #2 When Sartre deftly acknowledges the non-existence of a prioi
> values in which to guide our life, and then commits that action is
> the only means of self-definition, are there any over-riding values
> that govern the direction that the action is to take? For
> Sartre was a very active man for social justice/activist/freedomme
> fighter. Is thier anything inherent in the philosophy that makes
> decide that pursuing justice in my action is at all a better pathit?
> than pursuing action in the name of slavery, injustice of fascism?
> Or is action just action.. and it doesnt matter which way we take
> I have more.. but i think i will save them for a later time.
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