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YES, METAPHYSICS HAS BEEN OVERVALUED FOR 2500 YEARS
(very ,very, important concept)
—“The athenian tradition did not account for costs.
(1) the peerage was small and wealthy with common interests – and costs were as rude then as today”
(2) discussion of costs immediately changes from ideals to reals thereby self selecting into class interests.” — CD
Adam Voight asks a profound question:
—“Does this mean that doing metaphysics has been overvalued for 2500 years?”— Adam Voight
Yes, (which is why I piss on the subject all the time) it’s just a means of trying to find a reason not to account for costs.
Which I think i’ve tried to state repeatedly, is that the universe operates on least cost principles because it has no choice.
Humans do also because they have no choice. We are more complicated than the universe because we have memory, can use that memory to predict, and therefore select delayed actions or early actions an capture that difference in calories as reward.
Measurement(math), Science (measurement), engineering (measurement), accounting/finance (measurement), economics(measurement), and Law (measurement) all account for costs.
Philosophy and theology and the Occult do not account for costs. IMO Popper and Kuhn did not account for costs. Hayek half-succeeded and half failed, in that law is the only ‘science’ and that all else is merely some fewer number of dimensions we consider under the law. Science and philosophy and religion evolved out of law, with economics and physics the only two to account for costs, and keynesian economics an attempt like philosophy and religion to NOT account for costs.
So here is the simple psychology of it:
Those of us and our disciplines who account for costs.
Those of us and our disciplines who avoid accounting for costs.
The issue: you can rally people politically very easily by not accounting for costs.
That is the secret to religion and philosophy versus science and law.
Hence my work at ‘fixing’ the law such that it is a cult in and of itself, that is extremely intolerant of not accounting for costs.