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Old 12-11-2011, 11:25 PM
Parallax Parallax is offline
 
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Default Re: Lessons Learned: Beyond Good and Evil (Robert Wright & Alan Wolfe)

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Originally Posted by sugarkang View Post
Quite the opposite. Humans are inherently rational and that rationality is deeply connected to our idea of fairness and morality.
We are using the word rational in different ways, maybe I am not using the right word. Your say humans are rational b/c their actions follow from their motives.

My version of rationality is more concerned with the motives/emotions themselves. Take a person and show them a video of someone getting shot and dying. The emotional response (if they are normal & healthy) is irrational, a rational actor would stay neutral when watching that video.
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