[Serious Phil] The Philosophy of Cross Posting
ludwig.sean at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 15:46:31 CST 2012
... I confess to be confused with this. The cross post I sent contained all the quotes and referenced a complete conversation. Nothing was out of context. Anyone on any list can reply to it, in here. But if I read this right, it isn't a good thing to send this reply back to its mother list? What, you should reply inside each list?
I confess to remembering all sorts of cross-listed discussions that have been fruitful.
It seems to me one's philosophy of cross-listing is a lot like one's philosophy about markets or government. Does it seem ideological? I mean, isn't the ultimate issue what's best for overall utility?
Let's say that every post I send doesn't take anything out of context, provides appropriate reference links to the conversation, and makes a point relevant to the subject matter of the list, and allows for a full reply by anyone on the list from which the cross originated.
What on earth would be wrong with that?
--- In Phil-Sci-Mind at yahoogroups.com, Gretchin Polysack <Philscimind at ...> wrote:
> from analytic.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "larry_tapper" <larry_tap... at ...>
> Date: Feb 21, 7:40 pm
> Subject: Stuart's Position on Why Searle's CRA Fails
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> --- In analy... at yahoogroups.com, "PeterDJones" <peterdjones@>
> > Stuart has left the building.
> But his ideas live on.
> I think a problem here is not so much the Return of the Chinese Room
> as the practice of cross-posting, which Sean likes and I generally
> From my point of view, the troubles with crossposting are: (1) posts
> taken out of context; (2) often without the consent of the writer; and
> (3) often without the presence of various writers quoted to address
> questions or criticisms.
> I wouldn't go so far as to make a rule against it. There are various
> legitimate reasons to cross-post, for example getting an original idea
> and posting it to three different groups. But it's not so good when
> someone cross-posts something that is obviously the middle of some
> argument being carried on elsewhere.
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