I haven't been following this thread recently, but noticed the last few posts, so I missed all the politics etc., (good timing, I guess). I am interested in a self interest and motivation based ontology so include me if a separate list develops. I am interested in it from then perspective of motivation and incentives for health related behaviors, and also what role the web plays and can play in positively motivating a healthy self interest in health.
A simple model of approach / avoidance behavior might be a place to start too, along with the Maslow idea.
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I follow the conversation of a self-interest ontology, with great self interest. I would be happy to be included in its continued discourse, but would be even more delighted if the ontology focused on lower levels of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, in terms of survival--with special attention aimed at characterizing fitness as composed by a person's trajectory toward desired metabolic, physical, emotional, cognitive and ??? phenotypes.
Does this sound doable?
On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 7:33 PM, Rich Cooper <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I agree; ontology of self interest should be part
of the list topic catalog, however, examples,
including political ones, are needed to illustrate
points in self interest. For example, we four
have divergent viewpoints on nearly every
political issue we raised in the forum, and I
don't see how we can avoid such examples in the
future. So the problem remains; many people
simply can't discuss political issues (or other
self interest issues) that impinge on their self
worth. That is what I regard as the problem we
had on the list.
If you have suggestions about how to do that
without upsetting people like Chris Menzel, I
would be happy to entertain it. But it wasn't
ONLY Chris, at least a couple of others preferred
to avoid it.
Or maybe we can convince Peter to split off a
second list that relates to self interest
specifically - that would be easier anyway than
having political (or other self-interest) issues
discussed in an open forum where people get upset.
I have no desire to be involved in flames or name
calling, and would prefer that we discuss it in a
way that doesn't create the opportunity for such.
But if you believe we can discuss it without
getting into politics (I remain unconvinced still)
I am game to try it a bit more.
How do the other two of us feel about this?
Should we go back to the list, or is it too
problematic to do so.
Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
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From: John F. Sowa [mailto:sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx]
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Subject: Re: Self Interest Ontology going offline