[extropy-chat] examples of rational irrationalism

Lúcio de Souza Coelho lucioc at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 17:24:46 UTC 2006

On 12/7/06, The Avantguardian <avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Oh lets see . . . natural selection, economics, game
> theory, Utility(Something) >= Utility(null set). Such
> nonsense is the abyss that Neitzsche warned us about.

How do you define "utility" in a way that it is intrinsically
rational? "Utility" in the context of natural selection for instance
is "stay alive enough time to reproduce". But does that make this
utility definition intrinsically "rational" by any means?

As I mentioned earlier, I find it difficult to see rationality by
itself as a source of supergoals (or Utility()...).

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