Friday, January 16, 2009

Question of the Day, Friday, January 16th

In a previous post, Oxymoron provided us with George's philosophical dilemma: every instinct of George's is incorrect. Hence, when George relies on instinct, and judges a situation, in order to make the correct decision he must follow instinct and then choose its opposite (under the assumption we face only simple dichotomies in thought, or, as Jerry said, chicken salad is not the opposite of Tuna).

But here is the Question: possessing the knowledge that he does about the "failure of his instinct," will George make the correct decision by discerning what his instinct is and then choosing its opposite or, when making decisions, will George begin to try to determine what his instinct is and, consequently, still choose incorrectly? 


Oxymoron said...

A futile exercise, Solon. One can never plunge the depths of Costanza's dementia.

M said...

I have to agree with Oxy on this one; a futile exercise indeed.