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Re: \"Reputations\" are more than just nominalist hot air
Responding to msg by [email protected] (James A. Donald) on
Sat, 3 Sep 11:51 PM
>I really do not want to digress onto the issue of
>nominalism and legal positivism, which is seriously
>off topic, but a similar approach on other matters has
>led to the catastrophic collapse of societies in the
>past, and I would claim that it is having something of
>that effect in the present.
* * *
>If such a system was to serve the function that
>reputations now serve in the real world, it would lead
>to consequences very different from those intended or
>desired by Hal.
Your elaboration of this claim, to echo Tim's later post,
would be welcomed.
Tim has mentioned before that "off topic" is solved by artful
weaving. Please do.