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[Xmca-l] Re: Appeal for help



Hi Andy,
Your appeal has resulted in a very interesting discussion. One thing I think you said early on has been puzzling me, that we don’t know the consequences of our actions. Did I get that wrong? If not, could you explain that briefly?  Here is what you wrote that I am referring to:

"There is no "criterion", otherwise we wouldn't have a virtue ethics, we'd have a consequentialist ethics, and the thing is that we never actually know the consequences of what we are about to do.”

Henry

> On Jul 6, 2016, at 1:57 AM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
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> Yes, your observation about 'hybrids" is exactly what I was asking for, Annalisa.
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> Andy
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> Andy Blunden
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> http://www.brill.com/products/book/origins-collective-decision-making 
> On 6/07/2016 4:48 PM, Annalisa Aguilar wrote:
>> Not sure this qualifies for your project, Andy, but something in your original post reminded me of Lakoff's Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think.
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>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_Politics_%28book%29
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>> What really sparked this recall for me was Lakoff's discussion of hybrids. For instance, a factory worker who is liberal at work (supports his labor brothers), but conservative at home (he is king of his castle), or a single mother who works in a law office: she is conservative at work, but liberal at home while raising her children.
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>> Lakoff claims that the elections in 2000 came from Karl Rove's mastermind-activation of the frames of these hybrids, who tend to hover around the center (in American politics).
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>> Of course, I'm recalling a book I read over 10 years ago, but it certainly assisted in my understanding conservatives, who constantly perplexed me. At least the purpose of the book was successful... for me.
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>> Hope it helps.
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>> Kind regards,
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>> Annalisa
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