06 June 2014

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting: Intent is Magic

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we are discussing: Intent is Magic.

Intention features heavily in our life: we find intent in the context of
law, philosophy and personal relationships.

The traditional big issues have been: under what conditions are we
responsible, or not, for our acts, are we all fated to act the way we
do, and did we really intend to act in such a way?

But then there is another type of intention, the sort when we act out of
good intentions but the "unintended" consequences have very bad effects
on others. For example, introducing technically altered crops to
increase yields, and the unintended consequence is that the supply of
these crops are only available from a monopoly. Can we say that the
company intended to set up a monopoly or increase the yield of crops? In
other words, do we also intend the unintended consequences? And if not,
is this an acceptable way for those in authority to escape responsibility?

In the meantime we have the link to Ruel's essay below:

Hello Lawrence,
I wrote a short essay on Sunday's PhiloMadrid topic and here is the link
to access it:

See you on Sunday.

Finally, Miguel has sent us this message below, if you want a copy of
the mentioned documents please let me know and I'll send them to you. I
don't know how to attack PDF's to the blog post.

Estimado tertuliano,

Te adjunto el mensaje remitido por el matemático y también tertuliano
Nicola Mingotti, que acaba de ser premiado por la Societé de Calcul
Mathématique y la Fédération Française des Jeux Mathématiques por la
resolución de un problema de matemática aplicada.

Desde aquí le enviamos nuestra enhorabuena más cordial y las gracias por
compartir la noticia.

Saludos cordiales,
Tertulia de Matemáticas

Best Lawrence

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from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting: Intent is Magic

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