Re: poly: Stress-induced cultural dysfunction (was Angola)

From: Anders Sandberg <>
Date: Wed Apr 08 1998 - 14:34:33 PDT

Carl Feynman <> writes:

> Just to clarify my position-- this is actually two questions. Question 1:
> "whether a culture can be looked a from the outside and labelled
> disfunctional", to which I think the answer can in some cases be 'yes';

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi makes a case for this too, based on the amount
of flow experiences in the society. A society where more people have
access to experiences which are in accordance to their own goals could
be said to be objectively better than a society where less people have
access to them (note that the goals may be different between societies
and people).

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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Received on Wed Apr 8 21:40:27 1998

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