luka

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When I say your ideology is unconscious one thing I was getting at is the way, and this is characteristic of Americans of your class and generation, tend to treat everything as a technological problem, morality included.
 

luka

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And this is reflected in your language. I often lean this way too and find myself speaking in these terms
 

constant escape

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I think so long as the map/territory distinction is upheld, any problem can be effectively addressed in this way. If that distinction collapses, as it is liable to do midway in any given thought-process, then things get screwy, errors are repeated, etc. It happens in almost every one of my posts. (edit: if not all of them. Marvelously subtle, really)

Its even worse in cases when this distinction hasn't even been identified. Like you are just somnambulistically and reactively drifting through a default reality that you don;t even know can be scrutinized and inspected.
 

suspended

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When I say your ideology is unconscious one thing I was getting at is the way, and this is characteristic of Americans of your class and generation, tend to treat everything as a technological problem, morality included.
Not all problems are technological, but in practice, most are.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Heuristic by default. I think that is a major crux of this problem-solving mode, as enabled by the upholding of the map/territory distinction.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
I tend toward conceptualizing things in terms of systems and feedback, using pragmatic and situational delineations of what is operating as a system.
 

luka

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Yes, you're a perfectly typical example of your class & generation in that sense. That's how the world has taught you to think. Its the leading metaphor. It's quite interesting.
 

constant escape

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Heuristic by default. I think that is a major crux of this problem-solving mode, as enabled by the upholding of the map/territory distinction.
By "heuristic" I mean any strategy that will prove sufficient, in lack of a perfect or ideal solution. Very pragmatic, ends-oriented, from what I gather. In this sense, the ideal solution goes somewhat above and beyond the mark hit by the heuristic, but that mark is the mark of what is sufficient under those circumstances.

Although that explanation is very different, seemingly from Merriam Websters. Could be that I'm stretching the word out too much.

involving or serving as an aid to learning, discovery, or problem-solving by experimental and especially trial-and-error methodsheuristic techniquesa heuristic assumptionalso : of or relating to exploratory problem-solving techniques that utilize self-educating techniques (such as the evaluation of feedback) to improve performance
 

constant escape

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I think its a sign of intellectual health, looking words up. Exercise. Rather than just letting them float over you.

Even words you've encountered before, but can't properly expand upon. Fair game to look up.
 
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