--- Brent Meeker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> John M wrote:
> > Dear Lennart,
> > I did not read Cooper's argumentation, but would
> like to learn (I don't 
> > believe he explained that) with what kind of
> logical system is he capable of 
> > thinking except for the ONE which our mind
> provided - within the 
> > circumstances and evolutionary process (I call the
> 'history' of this entire 
> > universe: evolution)
> > we 'live' in?
> > Whatever one imagines is human-bound.
> Cooper argues that making decisions in accordance
> with logic is an evolved behavoir - so he would 
> agree that it is very much "within the circumstances
> and evolutionary process".  He further argues 
> that classical logic is not the evolutionarily
> stable form of logic, i.e. it not the most fit form 
> of cogitation in our present evolutionary situation.
>  He contemplates more advanced logics that 
> would include more of what we think of as decision
> theory.
> I highly recommend his book, "The Evolution of
> Reason".
> Brent Meeker
>Thanks for the book-recommendation, as I wrote I will
get it (when I manage to get 'moving out' and go to a

I think I misread the "classical" distinction.

I also think that any evolutionary situation (decision
theory et al.) are still within "human" thinking in
the "percept of reality" as interpreted into the
mind's "model" of the entirety, not - as you easily
said - "reality" itself (if it exists at all as we
think of it).

John Mikes
(as not identical to our models). 

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