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Thanks to Erudito, I have a reference to this article, which, when… 
15th-Feb-2007 11:30 am
Thanks to Erudito, I have a reference to this article, which, when paired with This interview and this article start me on the path of understanding the implications of this post.

And you thought weblogs were about trivial things, where you could hit a link and understand it all!

OK, you didn't. But I have. This is somewhat like the opposite: how to work at understanding your reasoning (both moral and logical).

The best you can do, even with your own behavior, is to try to piece together hypotheses about the hidden motives at work based on what the person actually does, situated in the context of things you know are generally true of why people might want to do those things.

Which leads precisely to that problem I highlight in the prior post: if we applied to ourselves the standards we use to judge others, would we like ourselves very much?
16th-Feb-2007 02:33 am (UTC)
I developed the standards by which I judge/expect things of others by the standards I use to guide my own life. This has, of course, led to problems, as I am continuously called unrealistic, perfectionist and unreasonable. However, I find them generally simple by which to live. I reckon that's the drawback of non-standard standards.

Moral relativism. I detest it.
16th-Feb-2007 12:21 pm (UTC)
You, me, him, and the Pope. We make a cheerful company.
16th-Feb-2007 01:16 pm (UTC)

Yes. Quite.

And on that note, it's time for a cup of tea.
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