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You're a running projector of straw figures

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on September 08, 1999 at 16:42:33:

In Reply to: you a chemical reaction? posted by Gee on September 08, 1999 at 11:23:27:

: Then lets look at your view of people as reactive chemicals whose behaviour ha nothing to do with anything except which 'chemical' happens to be mixing with it at anotehr time.

SDF: Can you supply me with a quote of mine where I offer a CHEMICAL view of human behavior? There are obviously many ways of looking at human beings. Another boring straw figure, Gee.

: That tells us absolutely nothing (and does bring up the contradiction that you appear to occlude yourself from it, or are you bounf to answer this in a certain way because its caused the appropriate reaction)

: : SDF: "Self-interest" still means nothing. People are not motivated by "themselves," they have real, nameable motivations. Lust, altruism, hunger, curiosity, pleasure, agony, each of these explains something. "Self-interest" doesn't.

: Each of the above are values relates to self.

SDF: They relate to a relationship to an environment.

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