[extropy-chat] "Good-enough-izing"

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Mar 20 03:49:47 UTC 2007

At 08:22 PM 3/19/2007 -0700, Spike wrote:

> > *Not* "maximizing", unless you add situational provisos (we're K, not
> > r). "Optimizing" might be better, but that's dangerously
> > teleological. "Good-enough-izing" is what I'd call it.
>Would that be called adequatizing?  Or perhaps medianizing?

No. I was playing on the (in some quarters famous) coinage by the 
object relations psychologist
D. W. Winnicot of "good-enough mothering".

Damien Broderick

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