[extropy-chat] Why "Commandments"

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Sun Oct 1 15:52:29 UTC 2006

Jef writes

> What an improvement it would be if we changed our focus from ends
> (what we think our future selves would want) to instead focus on
> increasingly effective principles of problem-solving (the problem
> being how best to promote our values into the future) trusting that
> the outcome, whatever the particulars, is the best we could have
> done at that point.

Hear, hear. Spoken like a true Hayekian.

 The problem in so many cases---and none so paramount as social
"engineering"---is that we cannot be sure of what ends will actually
obtain, and so means can rarely justify ends.


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