online: 4 february 2019
modified: 24 november 2018
21 november 2018 software as law
i would like to say that law . . . such a brief word has vast implications . . . and although it sounds negative (as in "thou shalt not")
it can have a positive effect . . . for instance, "I shall not steal", can have
the effect of other people feeling secure and not uneasy about owning
giving and taking are very much behind the idea of law . . . and also perhaps
the idea of doing good . . . people who write about ethics
(the nature of ethics) although sounding negative can become positive . . .
i remember that when i began to study software i suddenly realized that it
could indeed be seen as law . . . they are both logical constructions and both depend on books of rules . . .
this sounds to me quite promising and intriguing . . . because it lifts the load
of negative thought and action from that of singular to that of
plural . . . and then to Edwin Schlossberg's statement:
we are i/we or we are nothing
maybe that morality is plural and not singular . . . and if expressed as
singular . . . as solo, as ego, it becomes negative . . .
it is interesting that scientific proof depends not on positive evidence
but on negative disproof . . . and F.E. Alexander's theory is that the negative is what holds together the positive . . . in the form of the nervous system . . .
here i feel i am touching the dangerous and the easily mistaken thing .
. . but also the precious thing . . . and the ethical one . . .
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