(religion) (read it and weep) (advances on hume, damning of rawls)
[O]ur brains are smaller than those of our distant ancestors.
With the evolution of language we were able to learn more by shared calculation: in the form of thinking and reasoning than we could by our own observation, memory, and judgement.
By communicating using language thereby transferring experience, we extended our perception, could make use of other’s memories.
But with greater perception and less individual certainty of that perception, we needed a means of judgement. Or what we call, a method of decidability.
With greater numbers, and a greater division of perception, we required even greater tools of judgement, of choice, of decidability.
We needed ‘theories’ of the good. And those theories evolve in parallel with the extent of our cooperation:
“What is good for me?” and “What is true enough for me to act?” using the criteria…
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