[ExI] Economic laws/was Re: retrainability of plebeians

Aware aware at awareresearch.com
Fri May 1 17:43:26 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 10:22 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> I much prefer a 'law' that says if you do x, then y will *always* happen.
> That's my kind of law.

Nothing at all wrong with such "laws", or rather principles describing
observed regularities.  The problem here (as often within these
"rationalist" forums), is one of context.  The meaning of x (its
semantics, its observed nature in terms of the dynamics of the system)
is *always* dependent on context, and when context is taken into
account, the value of the principle is a reflection of its extreme
consistency (within an extremely general context.)

- Jef

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