RE: virus: Altruism, Empathy, the Superorganism, and the Prisoner's Dillema

D. H. Rosdeitcher (
22 Apr 97 13:31:01 EDT

Robin wrote:
>Before we take this any further, are you distinguishing between the
>earlier Wittgenstein of the Tractatus, and the later Witt of the
>Investigations? Because I don't recognise your story about him,
>but I guess it could result from such a confusion.

In the later Witt of the Investigations, did he recant his views that we are
simply playing a language game? If not, where are you getting the concept that
words need to adhere to dictionary definitions?

>Buddhists ask such questions all the time. You should find out more
>about them, if you want to criticise them, rather than relying on
>Objectivist or otherwise.

If Buddhists ask such questions, why would they take contradictory positions
like, not believing in a 'self', yet claiming there is a such thing as
intellectual "property". When you make contradictory statements like that, I
don't know what to make of them regardless of theory, Objectivist or otherwise.