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Chapter 0–Value

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PenthesileaA well penned and enjoyable inquiry into the meaning of value!
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 at 18:22
VoodooChildCould metaphysical entities have 'intrinsic value'? I mean primarily things that transcend frameworks imposed by humans, like the essence of 'being' itself and the pure band of light that is the soul (which is - perhaps - beyond our ability to offer subjective observation). And by value I suppose I mean a universal concept, not a word (i.e. immune to Derridean deconstruction). Can such things exist both outside and within human existence and have some kind of incorruptable 'value'?Thursday, 29 December 2016 at 17:02
SiteOwnerReply to VoodooChild’s comment of 29 December 2016, 17:02I guess the problem in taking on that train of thought is how to apply the very human idea of intrinsic value to things that transcend human frameworks. A second problem is defining value in a way is non-controversial, which kind of feeds into the first problem. Third, anything immune to deconstruction suggests a non-divisible quality, a possibility I dismiss in Chapter 1. Complexity all the way down...

That said, I'm slowly tending to the idea that intrinsic value may as well be similar-ish to emergent value by virtue of its predictability and consistency. This weasel thinking echoes the good-enough approach: there's no true objective fact but there are certainly good-enough objective facts. So you end up with two intellectual domains: the super logically correct that is not all that practical for everyday use, and the good-enough that is. Make sense? The former would be important though for establishing a fairly solid cultural ground that permits flexible exploration and endeavour atop it, the latter is kind of the actual doing and creativity that takes place.

Oh, and thanks for the considered feedback, VoodooChild. Go Jimmy!
Friday, 30 December 2016 at 09:39
VoodooChildReply to SiteOwner’s comment of 30 December 2016, 09:39"the super logically correct that is not all that practical for everyday use, and the good-enough that is"

Very good. Kind of like owning a vintage car, but using the VW to do the shopping.
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