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The Formatting of Posts

THE FORMAT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF POSTS

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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 you might want to learn.

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this doesn’t have header so it’s just a record from elsewhere or quick thought or observation, or a work in progress.

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(this doesn’t have a header, is in parenthesis and in all lower case, which means it’s possibly something to ignore … because it’s not an argument.)

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(diary entry)
this is something I wrote for myself that is unfiltered, and likely includes very personal feelings of my own, or on the state of my thinking, and not something that you will probably want to read unless the psychology that I operate under is of some interest to you or other.

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Closing:
I work in public, partly to conduct experiments. I am personally open in public because this prevents people attributing psychological motivations to me that I don’t have. I create conflict in order to run tests. The purpose of running a test is to attempt to create a proof.

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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 is perfect).

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Definition: Commons, with Links To the Core

A Short Course in Propertarian Morality
propertarianism.com
—“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 membership in the group rather than by explicit possession of title. I use this term to refer to both physical commons, normative commons, institutional commons, and informational commons. The problem we face with commons is that without explicitly issued shares, even un-tradable shares, the ownership of the commons cannot be protected from confiscation by various means including immigration, or political confiscation.

See Also

DEMONSTRATED PROPERTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
https://propertarianism.com/2015/07/27/property-rights-and-obligations/

A SHORT COURSE IN PROPERTARIAN MORALITY
https://propertarianism.com/2015/07/27/a-short-course-in-propertarian-morality-2/

A SHORT COURSE IN PROPERTARIAN REASONING
https://propertarianism.com/2015/09/26/a-short-course-in-propertarian-reasoning/

(Honestly people, the accusation that this isn’t accessible is simply untrue. It isn’t in COURSE form, but all the insights are there to consume as fairly simple series (lists). The ‘book’ is up there. The courses are not. )

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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 fairly obvious after making a few lists of a/b/c that this is the same question at three different scales.

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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 similarity.
  • Reason – a criticized and justified argument from experience.
  • Rational – an internally consistent, non contradictory argument from experience
  • Logical – an internally consistent, non contradictory, argument from set membership.
  • Analytic – an internally consistent, non contradictory, verbally parsimonious, argument from set membership incorporating the methods of the physical sciences.
  • Empirical – a correlative externally correspondent argument for the purpose of limiting human error bias and deceit.
  • Operational – an internally consistent, existentially possible, subjectively testable, causal, argument from possibility.
Definitions

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 “oath”). Common to Celtic and Germanic, possibly a loan-word from one to the other, but the history is obscure.
SALIC LAW (/ˈsælᵻk/ or /ˈseɪlᵻk/; Latin: Lex Salica), or Salian Law, was the ancient Salian Frankish civil law code compiled around AD 500 by the first Frankish King, Clovis. Recorded in Latin and in what Dutch linguists describe as one of the earliest known records of Old Dutch. it would remain the basis of Frankish law throughout the early Medieval period, influencing future European legal syste… See More
COMMON LAW (n.)
mid-14c., “the customary and unwritten laws of England as embodied in commentaries and old cases” (see common (adj.)), as opposed to statute law. Phrase common law marriage is attested from 1909.
TESTIFY (v.)
late 14c., “give legal testimony, affirm the truth of, bear witness to;” of things, c. 1400, “serve as evidence of,” from Anglo-French testifier, from Latin testificari “bear witness, show, demonstrate,” also “call to witness,” from testis “a witness” (see testament) + root of facere “to make” (see factitious). Biblical sense of “openly profess one’s faith and devotion” is attested from 1520s. Related: Testified; testifying; testification.

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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 property rights evolve to suit the median of the population, which is why western europeans prior to 1900 had the worlds highest degree of property rights.