Category: Definitions

  • Definitions: Science, Scientism, Pseudoscience, Pseudo-rationalism, and Literature.

    THE DEFINITIONS i) SCIENCE: a warranty of due diligence against ignorance, error, bias, and deceit. ii) SCIENTISM : overstating empiricism (correlation), without completing the applicable scope of due diligences, or attempting to apply tests of truth in matters of preference or good. iii) PSEUDOSCIENCE: Testifying to the truth of statements without having performed due diligence against ignorance error, bias, and […]

  • Privilege? Earned Stereotype

    —“Privilege is something any group will create for its members if they are able. I think we would do better to ask what’s wrong with groups that are unable, rather than tolerating lectures on account of we trust each other more than we trust them; when they evidently don’t even trust each other (because they would prefer to interact, or […]

  • Q. What is Propertarianism? In A Word: Reciprocity.

    Apr 15, 2017 4:32pm Q: “WHAT IS PROPERTARIANISM?” What is Propertarianism? A scientific, meaning descriptive, statement of Natural Law. What is Natural Law? A fully decidable (universal) Law of Ethics. What do you mean by ethics? The law of cooperation and conflict resolution. What is this law of cooperation and conflict resolution? Reciprocity. WHAT IS RECIPROCITY? In the Negative (Silver […]

  • Definition: Law

    DEFINITION: LAW (‘inescapable’). 1 – Law: a statement of perpetual continuity (determinism), insured by the forces (organizations) of nature or man(polity, or government). 2 – Law (physical): a statement of perpetual continuity (determinism), discovered by a process of testing(prosecuting) an hypothesis against reality, 3 – Law (Natural): a statement of perpetual continuity (reciprocity) insured by the forces of nature (natural […]

  • Natural Law

    If we define Moral Intuitions as the reactions we feel in response to our thoughts and actions and those of others. If we define Normative Morality as the reactions we feel given  for methods of decidability given some set of assumptions. If we define philosophy (positive and literary) as the search for methods of decidability within a domain of preference, and If […]

  • Universalism vs Particularism

    UNIVERSALISM AND PARTICULARISM ARE STRATEGIES @Eli I don’t think universalism has to be ‘taught’. It’s just the rational choice when you are wealthy enough to gamble on the potential to increase the scale of cooperation. Conversely, non-cooperation in a condition of wealth where you forgo opportunities for cooperation is costly. These are evident in all walks of life. I think […]

  • Definition: Fictionalism

    Mar 24, 2017 11:43am DEFINITION: FICTIONALISM (important for propertarian core) Fictionalism is the name of the judgement within philosophy, as to which statements that appear to be descriptions of the world should not be construed as such, but should instead be understood as cases of “make believe”, of pretending to treat something as literally true (a “useful fiction”). Fictionalism consists […]

  • The Formatting of Posts

    THE FORMAT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF POSTS Note: See this update instead: 1 ========================== THIS MEANS I WROTE IT FOR YOU TO READ AS AN ARGUMENT (this cues you to important stuff) And this is the body text here. –“this is quoting someone else”– ***this is quoting myself*** … this … … is a … … … series that […]

  • Definitions: Full Accounting vs Perfect Reciprocity

    TERMS: FULL ACCOUNTING VS FULL VS PERFECT RECIPROCITY —“Describe what you mean by “FULL reciprocity” if you would.”— “Without having to make an excuse for an involuntary imposition of costs in either direction.” I sometimes use the term ‘perfect reciprocity‘ which is technically impossible, but is less confusing. The possible term is full accounting (what is possible), not ideal accounting(what […]

  • Definition: Commons, with Links To the Core

    A Short Course in Propertarian Morality —“CURT: PLEASE DEFINE “COMMONS”— COMMONS – Originally, meaning Land or resources belonging to or affecting the whole of a community. More articulately: any form of property to which members of a group share an interests, because of bearing a cost to obtain that interest, but where that interest is obtained by an unspecified […]

  • Synonyms: Altruism, Morality, Virtue

    SYNONYMS Altruism(direct), Morality(indirect), Virtue(long term) a) find an example of altruism that is not an example of kin selection. (you won’t) b) find an example of morality that is not an example of investing in future reciprocity (you won’t) c) find an example of virtue that is not an example of bearing a cost (‘banking’). you won’t. It should be […]

  • Definitions: Philosophy, Truth, Methods of Argument (Worth Repeating)

    PHILOSOPHY The search for internally consistent means of decidability within a domain or context. TRUTH (PROPER) The most parsimonious most universal method of decidability regardless of context. SOME FORMS OF ARGUMENT Analogy – a justification by shared constant relations. Reason – a criticized and justified argument from experience. Rational – an internally consistent, non contradictory argument from experience Empirical – […]

  • Definitions: Oath, Common Law, Testify, and Salic Law for Good Measure

    Mar 04, 2017 11:15am OATH (n.) Old English að “oath, judicial swearing, solemn appeal to deity in witness of truth or a promise,” from Proto-Germanic *aithaz (source also of Old Norse eiðr, Swedish ed, Old Saxon, Old Frisian eth, Middle Dutch eet, Dutch eed, German eid, Gothic aiþs “oath”), from PIE *oi-to- “an oath” (source also of Old Irish oeth […]

  • Definition: Origins of Property Rights

    Property rights are determined by those able to mass sufficient violence it to define their constituency and their limits. Under natural law property rights ARE absolute. It is the externalities that determine their limits not whether or not one has demonstrated investment in them. Ergo, scientifically property rights must be absolute, contingent upon the consequences of their exercise. Practically speaking […]

  • Definitions: Possession, Property, Property Rights

    POSSESSION: That which I have acted to prevent others from consumption or use. PROPERTY: That which you and I agree not to use or consume from one another. PROPERTY RIGHTS: that which a third party will insure we do not use or consume from one another.

  • Definitions: Subjectivity vs Objectivity

    SUBJECTIVITY VS OBJECTIVITY I’ll try to answer this question as correctly and completely as I can. **Subjectivity** refers to any change in state that is reducible to a difference in state that we can experience directly with our senses and faculties if we possess necessary experience. Subjectively experienced: – yes, I like vanilla more than chocolate. (demonstrable, not testable) – […]

  • The Layer Cake of Social Order

    THE LAYER CAKE OF SOCIAL ORDER REPUTATION (…) Weapon: Ostracization (death sentence) Records: Memory of Locals RELIGION Religion evolved to provide understanding of the word, virtues to imitate, and general prohibitions, across clans, tribes, and conquered nations, so that people could cooperate more easily and retaliate (feud) less frequently. Weapon: ostracization (deprivation from opportunity) Records: memory of locals, religious registries and ceremonies. […]

  • Series: Definitions: Economic Schools

    ECONOMIC SCHOOLS IN ONE LESSON (from elsewhere) Can I put the seed of an idea in your head? AUSTRIAN (German – Science) Austrian School: the search for economics of social science (natural law), and the means of improving institutions of cooperation without interference in the information system of the economy. Assumes the civilizational, generational, business, vocational, pedagogical, and fashion cycles, […]

  • SERIES: Means of Rule

    THE ACCUMULATION AND CONSUMPTION OF CAPITAL CREATED THROUGH INCREASING AND DECREASING ORGANIZATION AUTHORITARIAN RULE (WAR – EVOLUTION ) Fascism (Authoritarianism) is the means by which we use the violence of the state to organize the entire society to solve a small, urgent, problem, of war, economic war, religious war, demographic war, or rapid economic transformation. MINORITY RULE ( EVOLUTION ) […]

  • The Definition and Use of ‘-ISMs’

    IMPORTANT OPERATIONAL DEFINITION: “ISM” What do we mean when we use “-ism’s”? ism ?iz?m/ noun informal “a distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, that provides categories, values, epistemological methods, and means of decidability in a domain of preferences: typically a political ideology, philosophy, institutional framework, economic model, or an artistic movement. isms separate the categories that are defined by the constant […]

  • Definition: Natural Law

    PROPOSED FINAL DEFINITION OF NATURAL LAW The One Law of Reciprocity. (Natural Law) Thou shalt not, by word, deed, absence of word or deed, impose or allow the the imposition of, costs upon the demonstrated interests of others (property-in-toto), either directly or indirectly, where those interests were obtained by settlement (conversion, or first use) or productive, fully informed, warrantied, voluntary […]

  • Definitions: Wisdom Literature, Theology, Ideology, Philosophy, Logic, Science, and Law.

    —“ A wisdom literature provides advice for decisions and choices within the limits of a group’s evolutionary strategy within a group using that evolutionary strategy. A Theology provides an authoritarian wisdom literature, by false promise and false threat, conflating wisdom and law between competing group evolutionary strategies. An ideology serves to inspire individuals to action under democracy. A philosophy provides methods […]

  • Definitions: Aristocracy vs Oligarchy

    Q&A: ARISTOCRACY VS OLIGARCHY —“What are the features that distinguish aristocracy and oligarchy?”— William Butchman An aristocracy preserves a judge of last resort (monarch). You can kill a monarch and change the judge of last resort. It is much harder to kill an oligarchy (group). It is much harder to kill a government (larger group) it is much harder to […]

  • Definition: Aristocracy

    “Define aristocracy. As far as i know it means rule by meritocracy. So one is a member of the aristocracy as long as one joins the franchise and demonstrates his merit. Now, that is different from saying ‘nobility‘. Aristocracy is not synonymous with nobility. Although some abuse the terms and confuse ‘aristocrat’ with ‘nobility’ this is merely an error. Although […]

  • Defining Philosophy

    WORKING ON DEFINING PHILOSOPHY I have been working on defining philosophy (because like truth, it wasn’t defined before). And you know, there are a few ways to approach it: western philosophy (argumentative methodology) or philosophy in all cultures (multiple argumentative methodologies). And whether the philosophy is literary and imaginative (possibilities), escapist (most), a form of assistance(sinic), or problem solving (western). […]