[lit-ideas] Re: The continuation of Realpolitik -- a counterfactual

  • From: Andy <mimi.erva@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 20:07:03 -0700 (PDT)

"Intelligence might be defined as the ability to consider complexity and think 
in degrees instead of categories."
&nbsp;
Which leaves out just about everybody.&nbsp; It's the sheep that make the world 
go round.&nbsp; 
&nbsp;


--- On Sat, 5/24/08, John McCreery &lt;john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx&gt; wrote:

From: John McCreery &lt;john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx&gt;
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: The continuation of Realpolitik -- a counterfactual
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2008, 3:02 AM


That some people, even a majority if truth be told, frame issues in black and 
white white terms, does not confine judgment or moderation to those terms. 
Intelligence might be defined as the ability to consider complexity and think 
in degrees instead of categories.


John


On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 10:31 AM, David Wright &lt;wright@xxxxxxxx&gt; wrote:

What degree of judgement or moderation is to be found in Thou Shalt 
Not...?&nbsp; Only that of the person Thouing...

d.

&nbsp; 

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 11:46 AM, David Wright &lt;wright@xxxxxxxx&gt; wrote:


Actually, my intent is...

If we choose to allow the restriction of others' freedoms based upon accordance 
with our own beliefs, or societal norms
Then, we must be willing to submit the allowance/restriction our own freedoms 
to the beliefs of others, or societal norms


clear as chocolate mousse,
d.


As with most either-ors, the distinction is overdrawn, leaving no room for 
degree, for judgment or moderation. Piffle.


John

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