[lit-ideas] Maximin Redux

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 13:04:32 EDT

Unmaximed actions

In a message dated 6/7/2009 12:53:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
wokshevs@xxxxxx writes:
something intrinsically wrong about such
maxims  and actions. ...I have yet to find a cogent account of how moral
wrongness or  rightness can be
"intrinsic" to a maxim or action


I think the account by W. O. leaves unaccounted 'unmaxims actions', e.g.
make love, going out fishing, see the sunset, and walk the dog.

"maxim" I find is hyperbolic, seeing they are so _little_
('narrow-minded'). I call them 'minims'. And indeed Asha Kasher, 
"Conversational  maxims and
rationality", calls them, 'maximin".


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